SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Denzel's big day has arrived

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 18:17 PM.

Everyone knows I'm a Tennessee guy, but I developed a soft spot in my heart for Auburn during Ken's playing days for the Tigers. I still consider Auburn my second favorite team in the SEC.

It has been almost 35 years since Ken played his last game at Auburn, but at reunions, old classmates still talk about the time they attended a game and saw Ken play college football.

I guess I'm going to be a closet Kentucky fan now — at least while Denzel plays for the Wildcats. I'll pull for Kentucky every game, with the exception being the Tennessee game.

I'm guessing Crestview's Big Red Country will now have a tint of Kentucky blue on Saturdays in the fall as the Bulldog faithful cheer for Denzel and the Wildcats. And as college football broadcasts have saturated the airways, local fans will be able to watch most of Denzel's games at Kentucky.

If I know a thing or two about human nature, and I think I do, teammates and classmates will try to get to a Kentucky game so they can witness, in person, Denzel's college football journey.

I've been privileged to witness Denzel's high school football journey. And I'm excited for what the future holds for him.

Yes, Denzel Ware's college journey starts today. I wish him all the best.



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