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Mike White named Western Kentucky's starting QB for opener

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Junior Mike White has been named Western Kentucky's starting quarterback for the Hilltoppers' Sept. 1 opener against visiting Rice.

Western coach Jeff Brohm announced Friday that he chose the South Florida transfer from competition that included senior Tyler Ferguson and sophomore Drew Eckels. He says White "has done a nice job preparing himself for this moment and operates our offense well."

Though White gets the initial call to replace record-setting All-American Brandon Doughty, Ferguson and Eckels could also play this season. White, who sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules, started 15 games for the Bulls in 2013 and '14 and recorded USF's best quarterback debut when he completed 26 of 41 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns against Houston.