Western Kentucky University football coach Willie Taggart has agreed to a contract extension through the year 2019. WKU officials say Taggart's annual base salary will increase from $225,000 to $475,000. Taggart's contract was set to expire in December, 2013. In his second season, Taggart led the Hilltoppers to a 7-5 record and a second place finish in the Sun Belt Conference.
Tennessee Titans rookie linebacker Colin McCarthy has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in last Sunday's 23-17 win at Buffalo. The fourth round pick from the University of Miami had 11 tackles, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a pass defensed in just his third career start. The Titans host New Orleans Sunday at noon at LP Field.