“They all want to be the guy.”


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The spring is a time of growth.  Just ask the football Cats.

Mark Stoops needs his team to focus on technique and urgency.

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That’s the plan for the next few weeks.

It’s growth and progress; at least it’s needed behind center and at receiver too.

The QB race is always going to be the one that draws the most attention.

Everyone wants to know who the guy behind center is as early as possible so they dissect and break down his game

It’s what we do in the media and Solid Blue fans too.

It’s important to remember when the guys aren’t separating themselves, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

At the QB spot you have to lead…make quick decisions and make the right decisions.

It isn’t easy, but it’s what the guys signed up for behind center.

So how’s it shaking out?

What’s it look like in practice and what’s the breakdown of the tape?

Hear from Mark Stoops, Eddie Gran and Darin Hinshaw in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com