By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to FootballScoop, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Mike Sanford will have his future determined by his team’s final two games. The team is presently 1-9.
He reportedly needs to win the final two games in order to keep his job, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
If he fails to win the next two games, he will be fired. The Hilltoppers host the UTEP Miners — who are also 1-9 on the season –this Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
They will conclude the season on Saturday, November 24th at the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. They could come into the season-finale with an 8-3 record.
Western Kentucky has lost six straight games. They have not won a game since Saturday, September 22nd at the Ball State Cardinals when they won 28-20.
He is 7-16 in the two seasons through 23 games. In his first campaign at the school, the Hilltoppers lost 27-17 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on December 16th, 2017.
In 2017, Western Kentucky began the season with a 5-2 record. Then in the final six games, the team went 1-5.
Sanford — then the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s offensive coordinator — was hired by the school to replace Jeff Brohm, who was hired away by the Purdue Boilermakers. With Brohm, the school went 22-5, including back-to-back Conference USA Championships in his final two campaigns.
If he is fired by Western Kentucky, the school would be responsible to pay him $1.2 million in a buyout, which would be paid over an 18-month period.