WKU football blog: K.J. Black situation

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By NICK BAUMGARDNER

The Daily News

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            Western Kentucky football coach David Elson confirmed on Monday that he did indeed inform sophomore quarterback K.J. Black that he needed to find another football program to play for.

            Elson did not speak of any updates early Monday afternoon with regard to Black’s current status with the team, but did say the team will likely release a statement about the matter later today.

            “Nothing has changed, but I’m hoping we’ll get some resolve by the end of the day and we’ll be able to comment on that,” Elson said. “A (press) release on exactly what’s going on will be released today.”

            Black began 2008 as the team’s starting quarterback before getting injured in a week-two game at Eastern Kentucky. Senior David Wolke then started the next two games before Black returned to start two weeks ago at Kentucky.

            Citing poor overall performance, Elson then announced last Tuesday that Black would no longer be the team’s starter – and that Wolke would take over the job for the remainder of 2008. Black then skipped practice later that evening – for reasons unknown – and failed to inform the team. 

            As reported in the Daily News last Thursday, Kenneth Black Sr. – K.J. Black’s father – said in an e-mail that Elson informed him on the telephone last Wednesday that Black “needs to find another school.”

            “Whatever his father said, I’m sure it’s precisely accurate,” Elson said.

            Elson added that Black was never asked to change his position on the team. 

For more information, read Tuesday’s Daily News.

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