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Kevin Kelley

This week’s speaker at the Laurens County Touchdown Club is Kevin Kelley.

Perhaps you’ve heard the name.

In his 1st game as head football coach at Presbyterian College, the Blue Hose defeated St. Andrews (N.C.) by a score of 84-43. They broke more records than they left alone.

It’s football. Kelley’s teams often outscore basketball teams, but it’s a different game.

Kelley has been on with Jim Rome. He’s been on with Paul Finebaum even though the Blue Hose are a world away from the SEC. In fact, they’re closer to the Securities & Exchange Commission than the Southeastern Conference.

No. His team has played a college game. So far, it doesn’t punt. If it ever does, it will probably be after two laterals and a shovel pass.

Somehow Kelley has turned Presbyterian into the Center for Experimental Football, but he has already done the research at Pulaski (Ark.) Academy. Now he believes it will work in college and, presumably, anywhere.

As a result, the Laurens County lined up one of the sport’s more in-demand speakers from eight miles away. The meeting at The Ridge in Laurens begins at noon.

The public is invited for a $15 ticket that includes a catered meal and ceremonies honoring players from the county’s schools, one being PC.