Cancellation of spring football costs KWC chance to improve


OWENNSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) Building a football program is tough, especially when you don’t have a history of winning. That’s what Craig Yeast is doing at Kentucky Wesleyan.

His job became a lot tougher when the college shut down spring practice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Panthers went 1-10 last season, in Yeast’s first year leading the program. Despite the record, Yeast says he saw improvement and hoped momentum from a season ending win would carry over to the spring.

KWC got in two spring practices before everything was shut down. Yeast says no spring ball is tough, but every college football program is in the same boat.

“The biggest thing for us was all about teaching and developing. We really wanted to go into the spring and do a lot of teaching and just focus on developing our players as we moved forward throughout the spring and to the summer and get to the fall. The one thing about it, it’s very difficult when you are trying to change a program. And it’s like I told all of our players and coaches, it’s not just us. It’s everybody. It’s across the board.”

Yeast says none of the KWC players have tested positive for the virus.

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(This story was originally published on March 30, 2020)

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