Bobby Petrino is interviewing with Western Kentucky on Monday, SB Nation's Steven Godfrey confirmed. The news of Petrino on WKU's campus was first reported by Hilltoppers beat writer Chad Bishop. Petrino could be a head coaching candidate for the Hilltoppers, who recently lost Willie Taggart to South Florida.
Western Kentucky president Gary A. Ransdell is in China until Thursday and would need to sign off on any coaching hires, Godfrey reports via a source.
If he were to get the Western Kentucky job, he would be inheriting a program that went 7-5 in 2011 and 2012. The Hilltoppers earned a berth in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl this year.