Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm named Kentucky Colonel


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm can now be called Colonel as well as coach.

Gov. Steve Beshear has named Brohm a Kentucky Colonel, an honorary title commissioned for contributions to the community, state or nation or special achievements. Brohm, who joins a notable list including former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, KFC founder Harland "Colonel" Sanders, actor George Clooney and actress Betty White, received the honor Monday during a WKU alumni event in Louisville.

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The Louisville native and former Cardinals star quarterback is coming off an 8-5 coaching debut with the Hilltoppers following Bobby Petrino’s return to UofL. WKU closed its first season in Conference USA with five straight wins including the program’s first bowl victory as an FBS member in the inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.


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