Western Kentucky has its next football coach.
According to multiple reports throughout the interweb, Tyson Helton is the new coach of the Hilltoppers. Helton served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tennessee this season under first-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt, and was considered the heavy favorite to replace Mike Sanford prior to Monday’s news.
Helton will know his way around Bowling Green when he arrives. He was on Jeff Brohm’s staff at WKU in the 2014 and 2015 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.