Alabama Football: WKU Coach Thinks Spread vs. Tide is 'Baloney'

WKU Coach Thinks Spread vs. Alabama is 'Bunch of Baloney'

9/5/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart isn't a huge fan of the Vegas Insider point spread, and he shared his thoughts of his team being a 40-point underdog to Alabama.Blog Photo - Alabama Football: WKU Coach Thinks Spread vs. Tide is 'Baloney'

According to the student newspaper College Heights HeraldTaggart said that the spread "a bunch of baloney" and doesn't think a blowout is in store for his squad this Saturday.

In fact, he thinks the exact opposite.

"We're going out there and we're gonna go play football," Taggart said. "If anything, let's go out there and show we're not gonna lose by 39 points, we're going to go out there and we're going to win this ballgame.”

Whoa there, coach. Let's not get ahead ourselves—we are talking about Nick Saban and the defending national champions, who just destroyed No. 8 Michigan 41-14, right?

"If you ask me, (Alabama's) going to be the next expansion team in the NFL," he told al.com. "They'll be that 33rd team in the NFL. They are loaded. Sometimes you look at those guys and say, 'That's not fair.'"

OK. Respect has been given where it's due, but do you really believe you're going to go out to Tuscaloosa and beat an "NFL expansion team?"

"We're not going to put our tails under our butt and walk away," said Taggart.

Although there's probably zero chance the Hilltoppers pull off the upset of the century, Taggart does have a goos shot of beating the spread. Western Kentucky played very well toward the latter end of last season and took out FCS Austin Peay 49-10 in the season opener.

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9/7/12   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

The article is supposed to be ribbing Coach Taggart a little bit, but I, for one, am going to admire any coach that's insulted by such a massive point spread.