KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Western Michigan's head football coach Bill Cubit is entering his 8th season as head coach of the Broncos. In that time he boasts the best home winning percentage in the MAC, a number of Acedemic All-Americans, even thousands of hours in community service for the program, but he has yet to win that coveted MAC Championship.
Cubit is 34-21 in conference play at WMU. His team ended the 2011 season with a 37-32 loss to Purdue in the Little Ceasars Pizza Bowl. Before that loss they had won three of their last four.
Coming into the 2012 season Coach Cubit is happy to return senior quarterback Alex Carder. The 6'2" 5th year quarterback is coming off of a season in 2011 where he threw for a single season record 3,334 yards and had seven games with 300 plus yards. As a candidate for both the Manning Award and Davey O'Brien Award Carder and Cubit hope this is the year to put the MAC Championship on the resume.
"We've done everything academically, I mean, we've done an unbelievable job. Given over 80,000 community service hours back to the community. We're producing Academic All-Americans. Our winning percentage at home is the best in the MAC. We've done a lot of really great things we just haven't won a MAC Championship. We understand that and it's always been a goal and I mean the further along it goes in your career it becomes really important to get that thing. But you know, I think the pieces are in place." Cubit said.
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