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Kentucky Offers Some Great College Football

Football - Kentucky
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Kentucky has some great fans of football. There are a number of college teams that offer a lot of action for their fans. Aside from the Kentucky Wildcats, the West Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Georgetown Tigers always offer an action-filled game for their fans.

The Wildcats play in the Southeastern Conference. Last season the conference standing put them at 3-5 while their overall standing was 7-6. Their impressive overall stats had them score an average of 27.2 points per game while allowing their opponents 22.8 points per game. Some of the power players for last season included Mike Hartline, his teammate, Derrick Locke, and Randall Cobb.

The Hilltoppers, from Bowling Green, play in the Sun Belt Conference and they are in the NCAA Division 1-A. The team is coached by Willie Taggart who has nine assistants along with a couple of graduate assistants. The 2009 record was 0-12. They finished 9th in the Sun Belt Conference with a 0-8 record. The team will have 44 lettermen returning: 19 on offense; 23 on defense; 2 special teams. The Hilltoppers lost 19 lettermen. They have 20 starters returning and they lost five. The team has an all-time record of 511-349-30 with a 59.1 per cent record over 91 seasons.

The Georgetown Tigers had three national champions: 1991, 2000, and 2001. Their coach was named as the National Coach of the Year in both 2000 and 2001. They have had 14 Mid-South Conference Championships. The Tigers are coached by Bill Cronin. He completed his 13th season making him one of the premiere coaches in the NAIA. His assistant, James Dummer, coaches the placekickers and punters. Dwayne Ellison serves works with the wingbacks while Steve Hill works with the offensive Line. Working with the strength and conditioning of the linebackers is Shan Housekeeper while Brian Landis works with the defensive backs. The other assistants include: Jim Tanara, defensive coordinator; Nathan Peniston, wing backs; Marty Park, wide receivers; Tom Palmer, Defensive line and linebackers; Bruce Owens, defensive line; Craig Mullins, offensive coordinator; Clyde McConnaughhay, fullbacks and tight ends; and Brian Landis, defensive backs.