Much to our delight, the over-the-top pregame antics that made strength and conditioning coaches Joe Miday and Scott Wilks famous at Marshall have traveled with them to their first-year gigs at Western Kentucky.
Prior to the Hilltoppers’ home game against Navy on Saturday, Miday broke a paddle across Wilks’ chest. Wilks returned the favor seconds later and smashed another WKU-branded paddle across Miday’s back. This isn’t even the craziest thing Miday has done. At Marshall, he once had a paddle broken over his back that was on fire and also swallowed a key before the 2011 St. Petersburg Bowl to get the Thundering Herd fired up.
The act clearly did the trick, as Western Kentucky defeated Navy, 19-7, to improve to 3-2 on the season.