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2016 WKU Football Team Preview | #BeATopper

Finding a solid replacement for Brandon Doughty is the biggest task facing the reigning Conference USA champions.

The Hilltoppers have plenty of cause for optimism following an excellent 2015 season that saw them finish out Conference USA champions.

Some question marks still hang over the team though as it embarks on the new season. None more pressing though than how to best overcome the loss of Brandon Doughty. With the enigmatic QB now graduated, head coach Jeff Brohm is tasked with bedding in a reliable replacement. And despite having limited experience playing in the position, Tyler Ferguson and Mike White are being touted as the most likely candidates to fill the role.

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One thing the Toppers certainly do not lack though is veteran experience in the offensive line. And with running backs like Anthony Wales and D'Andre Ferby, there is plenty of ointment to deal with the quarterback conundrum.

Among the returning talent for 2016 is Taywan Taylor, arguably the program's greatest ever wide receiver. Taylor was a key figure as the Hilltoppers' marched to C-USA victory last year, receiving 1,467 yards, making 86 receptions and 17 touchdown catches.   

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