So you’re D-I?

We get asked (all the time) to tell this school or that whether this player or that can play at the school’s level of competition. There are people out there who possess “the eye.” If they say a kid can play at a certain level, college coaches have learned they can trust that. JT Powell and Carlos Younger are certainly two people possessing “the eye.” We talked to Powell about what one has to be, to be able to get

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As scrimmages conclude, and the season looms, how much significance should we apportion any scrimmage outcome? (Featured Photograph: Emily Ball/Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Scrimmage results are flying across chat rooms, newspaper headlines, and blogs all over the commonwealth of Kentucky. The winners believe it is a credible forecast of success, the losers either believe the team was trying to “not show too much” or it is a forecast of a forthcoming “long year.” Well, truthfully, neither is true. Enjoy this article about scrimmages and why the outcome shouldn’t either dampen or intensify your seasonal expectations.

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Darion Dearinger, Class of 2021, Schools better hop on this train before it leaves the station…

This is a phenomenon we discussed with Darion’s father just yesterday. Why was EKU the first to evaluate Dearinger and then only offer after two bigger, more prestigious schools pulled the trigger. Do they believe FBS schools are better at evaluating prospects than the coaches they have hired? Don’t know, but FCS schools slow-walking obvious Division I, FBS-Level talent is a strategy which some coach at that level might want to explain to us sometime. We don’t see the benefit

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Injury news from around the commonwealth…

Some pretty significant players from across Kentucky are nursing some injuries which could possibly impact their teams’ performances in 2019. Here are just a few of the more notable players reported as having sustained injury to KPGFootball. We are sure there are more. We can’t report on what we aren’t told. HB.

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And so it begins…July 22…

Today, all over Kentucky, is the first day teams have been able to wear what the KHSAA calls “shells.” What gear constitutes “shells” is set out in Bylaw 23 and its subparts. “Shells” are defined as shorts, helmet, and shoulder pads. Judging from some social media postings we have viewed in advance of today, some of you were confused as to exactly when you could add shoulder pads to your practice equipment. We watched one middle school video of a

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It is STUDENT-athlete, not student-ATHLETE; the migration toward elite academics over the football factory

This may be the most important article we have published. There is a trend taking over the commonwealth of Kentucky and we love it. The trend, committing to elite academic institutions over waiting on D-1s to come-off with an offer, appears to be spreading and thank the good Lord for that. Look people, it is STUDENT-athlete and not student-ATHLETE. Let’s be smart out there and use our athletic talents to set us up with academic opportunities which set us up for rewarding, fulfilling, and comfortable lives.

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Football parents, you can publicize your kid WITHOUT downing someone else’s…

We believe this is an important public service announcement. You may wish to read and consider this advice. In the end, you do whatever you want, but there is a right-way and wrong-way to promote your son as a football player. “Football parents” have an exceedingly bad reputation. In large part, the reputation is earned and well-deserved. It doesn’t have to be. Please read and consider this article. HB Lyon.

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KPGFootball adding a new principal writer to the fold…

All of you who have subscribed, bought articles, and/or have supported or advertised with KPGFootball have meant the world to me. It is time for a new writer, with a new by-line, to step in and continue the unparalleled coverage you have come to expect from KPGFootball. I’ll still be around watching Kentucky football intently and being involved with the magazine and its continued coverage and media-related obligations.

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KPGFootball is proud to announce your Team Kentucky Future Stars!

It is the biggest honor which can be bestowed on a middle school football player. It is the best indicator of both future high school and college success on the football field anywhere in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Each year the books are opened and more names are inscribed into the most prestigious and unique brotherhood in Kentucky Football. Ladies and Gentlemen, all over the commonwealth of Kentucky, KPGFootball is proud to publish your 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Teams Kentucky Future Stars.

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