Former Bull Mike White wins WKU starting job
Former Bulls QB Mike White, who transferred to Western Kentucky last year after two seasons at USF, has been named the Hilltoppers starter, the school confirmed Friday.
White, who informed Bulls coach Willie Taggart he was leaving USF the day after the 2015 spring game, edged senior Tyler Ferguson and sophomore Drew Eckels for the job. WKU opens its season Thursday at home against Rice.
"Mike has done a nice job preparing himself for this moment and operates our offense well," WKU Coach Jeff Brohm said.
“All three of our veteran quarterbacks worked extremely hard and will be prepared if we call their number. On Thursday, Mike will be our starter and I’m excited for his potential to lead our team.”
White, the first commitment of the Taggart era at USF, started 15 games in his two seasons at USF. He became the fourth starter of the 2013 season when he made his starting debut Halloween night at Houston, posting the best debut ever by a Bulls quarterback (26-for-41, 311 yards) in a 35-23 loss.
A 6-foot-4 pocket passer with mobility, he won the starting job at the outset of the 2014 season, when USF finished 4-8, but found himself the odd man out the following spring when Taggart transitioned to the spread-style "Gulf Coast Offense."