WR coach Darryl Drake in the mix for Western Kentucky job

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Unless the Bears can pull out of their rut in a big way, it appears that the future of the offensive coaching staff could be on rocky ground after the season.

Mike Mulligan, a friend to Inside the Bears, reports in Monday’s edition of the Sun-Times that wide receivers coach Darryl Drake could be in the mix for the head-coaching job at Western Kentucky.

The Louisville native played for the Hilltoppers and got his first job in coaching at Western Kentucky in 1983 and he stayed there for nine seasons. He made stops in the college ranks at Texas, Baylor and Georgia, and served as an associate head coach for the Longhorns.

Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, the brother of Arkansas coach and former Falcons coach Bobby Petrino, is reported to have interviewed for the job. Other names being mentioned include Stanford running backs coach Willie Taggart, a former Western Kentucky quarterback, and Alabama offensive coordinator Joe McElwain.

The school announced two weeks ago that coach David Elson would not return.

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