Team preview: Western Michigan

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 25, 2005
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Bill Cubit remembers the glory days in Kalamazoo. Now his job is to bring them back.

After watching the Western Michigan program plunge to the bottom of the MAC West the last three seasons -- with a 1-10 record last year being the final straw -- the school decided to show head coach Gary Darnell the door.

The move opened the door for the return of Cubit, who guided the Broncos' offense to 30.4 points per game and a 22-12 record in three seasons (1997-99) as the offensive coordinator under Darnell.

The 1999 season resulted in a MAC West title for WMU and helped earn Cubit a coordinator's job with Missouri.


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