Before the Bobby Petrino era begins at Western Kentucky, there's a bowl game to play — the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan tonight.
The game is at Ford Field in Detroit, not far from the campus of the Chippewas (6-6). The Hilltoppers (7-5) will be led by interim coach Lance Guidry.
Petrino's hiring has almost overshadowed the play of the Hilltoppers. They are in their first bowl since becoming a top-tier college football school in 2009.
Petrino is returning to coaching less than a year after he was dismissed at Arkansas, where he had hired his former mistress to work in the Razorbacks' football department.
Western Kentucky and Central Michigan will kick off at 7:30pm.