Western Michigan Broncos football


Western Michigan Broncos football

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TeamName = Western Michigan Broncos football


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HeadCoachYear = 3rd
HCWins = 20
HCLosses = 16
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Stadium = Waldo Stadium
StadCapacity = 30,200
StadSurface = FieldTurf
Location = Kalamazoo, Michigan
ConferenceDisplay= Mid-American
ConferenceLink = Mid-American Conference
ConfDivision = West
FirstYear = 1906
AthlDirectorDisp = Kathy Beauregard
AthlDirectorLink = Kathy Beauregard
WebsiteName = WMUBroncos.com
WebsiteURL = http://www.wmubroncos.com
ATWins = 495
ATLosses = 388
ATTies = 24
ATPercentage = .559
BowlWins = 0
BowlLosses = 3
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AllAmericans = 8
Color1 = Brown
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MascotDisplay = Buster Bronco
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The Western Michigan University Broncos compete in Division I-A and the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Broncos have competed in football since 1906, when they played three games that season. In 1927, WMU joined four other schools (Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Wayne State University) to form the Michigan Collegiate Conference. Western Michigan then moved to its present conference in 1946.

The Broncos have had 14 coaches in their history, with the current head coach, Bill Cubit, taking the job in 2005. WMU had a huge turnaround in Cubit's first season, going from 1-10 in 2004 to 7-4 in 2005. The 54.5% increase marked the highest in Division I-A between the two seasons and garnered Cubit the 2005 MAC Coach of the Year Award. Cubit was also the only first-year Division I-A head coach to take their team to a negative point differential in 2004 to a positive one the following year (-188 to +12). WMU was also one of eight football teams that was bowl eligible but did not go to a bowl game.

WMU's main rival is the Central Michigan University Chippewas. The Broncos own a 43-33-2 advantage in the series, winning 5 of the last 7 games. In 2002, Western Michigan won the rivalry game at Central Michigan for the first time since 1973, snapping a 12 game winless streak (0-11-1).

Western Michigan University played in the inaugural International Bowl in 2007 in Toronto, Canada.

2008 season

Coaching staff

* Bill Cubit - Head Coach
* Steve Morrison - Defensive Coordinator
* Tim Daoust - Defensive Secondary
* Mike Grant - Wide Receivers
* Rick Kravitz - Safeties
* Peter McCarthy - Defensive Line
* Jake Moreland - Tight Ends
* A.J. Ricker - Offensive Assistant
* Mike Sabock - Running Backs, Special Teams
* Bob Stanley - Offensive Line
* Tim Knox - Director of Football Operations
* Ryan Cubit - Offensive Graduate Assistant
* Matt Ludeman - Defensive Graduate Assistant

History

Early dominance (1906-47)

From the Broncos, initially known as the Hilltoppers's, first season of football in 1906 until they joined the MAC in 1949, WMU compiled a 187-87-12 (.675) record, going undefeated 6 times (1909, 1913, 1914, 1922, 1932, 1941). During that stretch, Western Michigan had only 7 losing seasons, and only once had back-to-back losing records. The highlight of this era may have been 1922 when the team finished 6-0 while outscoring their opponents 160-0.

The early dominance of the Hilltoppers was led by quarterback Walt Olsen and running back Scott Dunlap. In 1916, Olsen led the country in scoring with 17 touchdowns and 36 extra points. Olsen set a school-record with 8 TDs in a single game that season. Dunlap also set a team-record with 19 TDs. The only loss in 1916 was to Notre Dame when George Gipp completed a 62 yard drop kick, the longest in football history.

In 1939, WMU began playing at Waldo Stadium. Coinciding with the new stadium, the Hilltoppers changed their name, to avoid confusion with Western Kentucky University and Marquette University. A contest was held to come up with a new name and assistant coach John Gill suggested the "broncos". In support of the decision, the W Club's semi-annual publication, "The Hilltopper", was renamed, "The Bronco".

Struggling in the MAC (1948-86)

Western Michigan joined the MAC in 1948. At that time, the MAC consisted of Miami University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Western Reserve University and Butler University. The Broncos won their first conference game 26-0 over Western Reserve and finished with a 6-3 record, good for second place. However, WMU would finish second or higher only 4 times in the next 39 years, compiling a 102-141-8 (.422) conference record in that stretch.

In 1961, Western Michigan finished second in the MAC with a 4-1-1 record, one-half game behind Bowling Green State University. Despite the second place finish, WMU was invited to the Aviation Bowl in Dayton, OH. In freezing rain and snow, the Broncos lost to University of New Mexico 28-12.

1966 saw a 7-3 season and WMU's first MAC football championship, which it shared with Miami. That season, tackle Bob Rowe won his second MAC Lineman of the Year Award. Rowe would go on to a 10 year National Football League career.

The Golden Years: The Molde era (1987-96)

In December 1986, Al Molde was hired to replace Jack Harbaugh. Molde had spent the previous four seasons as head coach at Eastern Illinois University where he led the Panthers to two playoff appearances (1983 and 1986) and a top 5 national ranking in 1986 (his 1986 squad was led by quarterback Sean Payton, current head coach of the NFL's New Orleans Saints).

The hiring paid immediate dividends, as Molde's first WMU squad finished the 1987 season 4-4 in the MAC (5-6 overall) and was much more competitive than recent WMU squads had been. Molde's first notable win came in the MAC opener, a 34-27 win at Bowling Green State University which was only two seasons removed from an 11-1 season.

In only his second year, Molde orchestrated the single greatest season in WMU history, leading the Broncos to a postseason bowl game for the first time since 1961. The 1988 season began with five consecutive dominating wins over the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Toledo, Illinois State University, Bowling Green and Miami University by a cumulative score of 177-65. The win over Wisconsin in Madison was WMU's first ever over a Big Ten team. After a midseason home loss to pre-season MAC favorite Kent State University, WMU found itself with little margin for error during the season's home stretch as they faced in-state rivals Eastern Michigan University and Central Michigan University in back-to-back contests. In the 31-24 win over EMU, the Bronco defense managed a goal line stand, stopping EMU on the 1 yard line on the last play of the game, to preserve the win. The following week against CMU, a then-record crowd of more than 32,000 jammed Waldo Stadium to see WMU rout the rival Chippewas 42-24, which stopped an 11-game winless streak in the heated rivalry dating back to 1976. That win set up a winner-take-all showdown in Muncie against Ball State University the following week. The winner would claim the outright MAC title and a berth in the California Bowl to face Big West champion Fresno State University. The game was played in soggy conditions and was a defensive struggle. Three field goals by John Creek along with an opportunistic defense carried WMU to the 16-13 win, locking up the school's first, and only, outright MAC football championship. In the locker room after the game, Molde credited his players, coaches and the Kalamazoo community for playing a part in helping to turn one of the MAC's worst programs into a champion in two short seasons. With the MAC title in hand, WMU played two more meaningless regular season games (losing at Northern Illinois University and winning the home finale against Ohio University) before heading to California for the bowl game.

On December 10, 1988, WMU faced Fresno State in the California Bowl (the game was played at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, which provided a huge home field advantage for Jim Sweeney's team). The Broncos entered as significant underdogs, and after falling behind 14-0 early, it appeared that WMU was outgunned. However, WMU reeled off 17 straight points to take a 17-14 lead at halftime and the game remained close throughout, as Fresno State had to rally for a 35-30 win. WMU wrapped up the 1988 season at 9-3, and the 1988 team remains the only outright MAC champion in WMU history. Several members of the 1988 team went on to play professionally at some level, including quarterback Tony Kimbrough, offensive lineman Kevin Haverdink, defensive lineman Joel Smeenge, wide receiver Robert Oliver and running back Robert Davis.

Graduation losses hit the 1989 team hard, and the team was one of the youngest in the MAC. WMU set an NCAA record with four losses by a single point (to Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Toledo and Bowling Green), and finished the 1989 season at 3-5 in the MAC and 5-6 overall.

The 1990 team bounced back to post a solid 7-4 campaign (5-3 in the MAC), and paved the way for a series of winning seasons in years to come. The 1991 and 1992 teams finished 6-5 and 7-3-1, respectively, setting the stage for two of the best teams Molde produced during his tenure.

The 1993 season started off with a humiliating home loss to I-AA Youngstown State University. It was followed by a tough road loss to Purdue University, which left WMU at 0-2 and facing the prospect of a long season. However, the Broncos righted the ship and reeled off wins in seven in their last nine games (with one tie) to finish the year at 7-3-1 (6-1-1 in the MAC). Following the 1993 loss to Purdue, WMU embarked on its most successful run during the Molde era. In its next 14 games, a stretch that covered the remainder of the 1993 season and the first half of 1994, WMU posted a 12-1-1 mark and firmly established itself as one of the MAC's best programs. Due to a quirk in the MAC schedule, WMU and Ball State did not play head-to-head in 1993, which denied Molde's Broncos the chance to earn a second outright MAC title. Instead, Ball State finished 7-0-1 in the conference, won the title, and received the subsequent automatic berth in the Las Vegas Bowl. Following his team's 14-14 tie with WMU, then-Bowling Green head coach Gary Blackney (who's team had played both WMU and Ball State during the season), remarked, "Western Michigan is by far the best team we've played in the conference."

With nearly all of the starters returning from the 1993 team, the 1994 Broncos entered the season as MAC favorites. Early on, they did nothing to disappoint as they raced to a 5-0 mark with wins over Miami, Western Illinois University, Iowa State University, the University of Akron and Kent State University. In October, WMU traveled to Mt Pleasant to face arch-rival Central Michigan. This game was a turning point for the WMU program, and many believe that this game was the first step in what turned out to be a controversial ending to the Molde era a few years later. WMU jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but CMU fought back and eventually held off the Broncos in a 35-28 win. The loss crushed WMU's momentum, as they had been knocking on the door of the Top 25 national rankings, and highlighted the one glaring weakness on Molde's resume. This loss dropped his record vs. CMU to 2-6, and he would end his career 3-7 vs. CMU. The following week, WMU's hopes of a MAC title ended with a 16-13 loss to Ball State. Around this time, team chemistry problems became public, providing a distraction to the team and putting additional stress on the already lukewarm relationship between Molde and WMU's administration, most notably then-WMU president Diether Haenicke. WMU finished up the 1994 season a disappointing 7-4 (5-3 in the MAC).

The 1995 season provided a fresh start after many of the disgruntled players from the 1994 team were kicked off the team or graduated. Following a 1-3 start, WMU rebounded to win six of its last seven games, with the lone loss at 16th-ranked Auburn University. The season was highlighted by a 48-31 demolition of CMU. Following the 1995 season, Molde was promised a contract extension by the WMU administration. By this point, Molde was working for his 4th different athletic director since coming to WMU.

Molde entered the 1996 campaign with an overall record of 60-38-2, and was the longest-tenured (but among the lowest-paid) coaches in the MAC, but still no contract extension. After a loss to a nationally-ranked University of Wyoming team (led by current Purdue head coach Joe Tiller) dropped the young WMU team to 0-7, the WMU administration announced that Molde's contract would not be renewed following the season. The announcement ignited a controversy among many Bronco fans who were unhappy with the way Molde was treated by WMU, particularly by Haenicke, who was ultimately responsible for making the decision. The Broncos closed out the season with back-to-back wins over Bowling Green and Kent State (with the players making a statement against Kent State by winning 76-27) to finish 2-9 (2-6 in the MAC).

Molde finished his WMU career with an overall mark of 62-47-2, having won WMU's only outright MAC title and finishing in the top 4 in the MAC in six of his 10 seasons. At the time of his departure, he was among the top 10 in career wins (168) for active NCAA Division I-A coaches. Molde remains WMU's all-time leader for wins, tied with Bill Spaulding.

Up and down under Darnell (1997-2004)

Initially the Broncos' fortunes turned around immediately under Gary Darnell, who led WMU to an eight win season in 1997, including an impressive road win at Northern Illinois. The program had a seven-win season in 1998, including a surprising road victory over Vanderbilt, but also had a disappointing loss to Central Michigan.

Building on the initial success of the Molde-era recruits, Darnell took the Broncos to back-to-back 1999 and 2000 MAC-West Division Championships, falling both years to host Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Because of the loss in the MAC Championship game, the program failed to become bowl eligible and see further post-season play. However, the disappointment wasn't enough to keep Darnell off the scouting list of BCS schools such as North Carolina, Rutgers, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech. Some say the constant overtures from BCS programs to Darnell led to the program's progressive decline. Others would argue that Darnell's success between 1997 and 2000 was a direct result of many of Al Molde's recruits remaining in the program.

The 2001 season saw the momentum of the program slowing, with a five-win season and a loss to Central Michigan. Failing further in 2002, the program won four games, managing to defeat both Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant and Eastern Michigan University in the same season. Some optimism was felt in Kalamazoo for the 2003 season, with high expectations for the program dashed quickly, after a blowout by Virginia, and losses began mounting after losing to Ball State, Northern Illinois, Marshall and Toledo.

The 2004 season was a complete disaster, after a blowout of Division I-AA Tennessee-Martin, the Broncos piled up nine uninspiring losses, only being competitive against Illinois and Eastern Michigan. But it wasn't enough, the team lost 10 straight games and didn't beat a single Division I-A team. Despite a slight minority of fans and alumni who wanted to give Darnell one more season, the majority, including the administration, wanted change. The program's attendance in 2004 was abysmal and the program was deep in red ink, ultimately leading to Darnell's termination for failing to lead a competitive program.

All-time win-loss record

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CFB Yearly Record Entry
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CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1934
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CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1935
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CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1939
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year = 1965
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CFB Yearly Record Entry
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year = 1971
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year = 1972
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year = 1973
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name = Elliott Uzelac
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year = 1979
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year = 1980
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name = Jack Harbaugh
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conf = no
endyear = 1986
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1982
name = Jack Harbaugh
overall = 7-2-2
conference = 5-2-2
confstanding = 2nd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1983
name = Jack Harbaugh
overall = 6-5
conference = 4-5
confstanding = 6th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1984
name = Jack Harbaugh
overall = 5-6
conference = 3-6
confstanding = 8th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1985
name = Jack Harbaugh
overall = 4-6-1
conference = 4-4-1
confstanding = 5th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1986
name = Jack Harbaugh
overall = 3-8
conference = 3-5
confstanding = 8th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Subtotal
name = Jack Harbaugh
overall = 25-27-3
confrecord = 19-22-3
CFB Yearly Record Subhead
name = Al Molde
startyear = 1987
conf = no
endyear = 1996
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1987
name = Al Molde
overall = 5-6
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 5th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship = conference
year = 1988
name = Al Molde
overall = 9-3
conference = 7-1
confstanding = 1st
bowlname = California Bowl
bowloutcome = L 35-30
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1989
name = Al Molde
overall = 5-6
conference = 3-5
confstanding = 6th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1990
name = Al Molde
overall = 7-4
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 3rd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1991
name = Al Molde
overall = 6-5
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 5th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1992
name = Al Molde
overall = 7-3-1
conference = 6-3
confstanding = 2nd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1993
name = Al Molde
overall = 7-3-1
conference = 6-1-1
confstanding = 2nd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1994
name = Al Molde
overall = 7-4
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 3rd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1995
name = Al Molde
overall = 7-4
conference = 6-2
confstanding = 3rd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1996
name = Al Molde
overall = 2-9
conference = 2-6
confstanding = 9th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Subtotal
name = Al Molde
overall = 62-47-2
confrecord = 48-32-1
CFB Yearly Record Subhead
name = Gary Darnell
startyear = 1997
conf = no
endyear = 2004
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1997
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 8-3
conference = 6-2
confstanding = 2nd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 1998
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 7-4
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 3rd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship = division
year = 1999
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 7-5
conference = 6-2
confstanding = 1st
bowlname = MAC Championship
bowloutcome = L 34-30
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship = division
year = 2000
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 9-3
conference = 7-1
confstanding = 1st
bowlname = MAC Championship
bowloutcome = L 19-14
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2001
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 5-6
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 4th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2002
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 4-8
conference = 3-5
confstanding = 5th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2003
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 5-7
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 4th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2004
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 1-10
conference = 0-8
confstanding = 7th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Subtotal
name = Gary Darnell
overall = 46-46
confrecord = 35-29
CFB Yearly Record Subhead
name = Bill Cubit
startyear = 2005
conf = no
endyear =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2005
name = Bill Cubit
overall = 7-4
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 3rd
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2006
name = Bill Cubit
overall = 8-5
conference = 6-2
confstanding = 2nd
bowlname = International Bowl
bowloutcome = L 27-24
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Entry
year = 2007
name = Bill Cubit
overall = 5-7
conference = 3-4
confstanding = 4th
ranking2 = no
CFB Yearly Record Subtotal
name = Bill Cubit
overall = 20-16
confrecord = 14-9
CFB Yearly Record End
overall = 495-388-24
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Conference championships

Michigan Collegiate Conference

*1929

Mid-American Conference

* 1966
* 1988

MAC West Division

* 1999
* 2000

Bowl games

*Aviation - 1961
*California - 1988
*International - 2007 [ [http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/mac/western_michigan/index.php Western Michigan Football Facts] ]

Trophy games

*Michigan MAC Trophy - Central Michigan Chippewas and Eastern Michigan Eagles

Current NFL players

*Jason Babin - Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks, drafted first round (27th overall) of 2004 NFL Draft
*Greg Jennings - Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers, drafted second round (52nd overall) of 2006 NFL Draft
*Kendrick Mosley - Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns, undrafted free agent
*Tony Scheffler - Tight End, Denver Broncos, drafted second round (61st overall) of 2006 NFL Draft [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/college?letter=w Current NFL Players] ]

Media

Live coverage of Western Michigan University athletics are covered mostly by Bronco Insider through the school's athletics website, http://www.wmubroncos.com, or occasionally on http://www.mac-sports.com, the MAC's official website. Video is provided online for most WMU home football, basketball (men's and women's), baseball and hockey games, as well as some away games. Games can be viewed by purchasing them a la carte or by paying a fixed monthly or yearly subscription fee.

Bronco Radio Network

The Bronco Radio Network (BRN) covers football, hockey and men's and women's basketball in various southwestern Michigan markets. In addition to video, the BRN audio feed is also available through the Bronco Insider service offered by WMU athletics.

* 92.5 FM WZUU: Mattawan, Kalamazoo (flagship station: football and men's basketball)
* 92.7 FM WYVN: Holland, Saugatuck, South Haven, Grand Haven (football, men’s basketball, hockey)
* 100.1 FM WBCH: Hastings (football, men's basketball)
* 100.9 FM WQXC: Allegan, Kalamazoo (flagship station: hockey, women's basketball)
* 104.9 FM WRCC: Marshall, Battle Creek, Jackson (football, men's basketball)
* 1220 AM WBCH: Hastings (football, men's basketball)
* 1230 AM WTKG: Grand Rapids (football, men's basketball)
* 1590 AM WTVB: Coldwater (football, basketball, hockey)

Bronco Review

Bronco Review is a weekly radio show that reviews the recent ongoings of the Western Michigan University athletic programs.

* 1660 AM WQLR: Kalamazoo

Bronco Update

Bronco Update is a daily update on issues that are immediately impacting the Western Michigan University athletic programs.

* 92.5 FM WZUU: Mattawan, Kalamazoo
* 92.7 FM WYVN: Holland, Saugatuck, South Haven, Grand Haven
* 100.9 FM WQXC: Allegan, Kalamazoo
* 590 AM WKZO: Kalamazoo
* 1400 AM WBFN: Battle Creek
* 1590 AM WTVB: Coldwater
* 1660 AM WQLR: Kalamazoo

ESPN also offers coverage of some MAC football and basketball games, as well as Comcast Local which is a regional network available to Comcast cable subscribers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio which is where most MAC schools are located.

Print media coverage is offered by the Kalamazoo Gazette and Grand Rapids Press, as well as the school's daily newspaper, the Western Herald and http://mlive.com.

See also

* 2007 Western Michigan Broncos football team
* 2008 Western Michigan Broncos football team

External links

* [http://www.wmubroncos.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4600&KEY=&SPID=1922&SPSID=24299 Official Site]
* [http://michigan-football.com/ncaa/f/westmich.htm Historical game-by-game results since 1945]

References


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