Q&A with WKU beat writer Bishop 

May, 29, 2012
Each week at TideNation we will speak with a writer who covers one of Alabama's 2012 opponents. Today, we spoke with Western Kentucky beat writer Chad Bishop of the Bowling Green Daily News.

To start things off, give us a brief tutorial on the Hilltoppers. What's their style of play? What are their strengths and weaknesses, as you see it?

Chad Bishop: The Hilltoppers want to play a physical style both offensively and defensively. Willie Taggart's offense is predicated on time of possession, the running game, play action and using multiple tight ends. Defensive coordinator Lance Guidry implements a 4-3 defense that will allow itself to bend, but not break. The team's weaknesses are still depth on both sides of the ball and a woeful place-kicking game. The Tops are also still just three years into FBS football.
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