Solid Blue fans push for UK Athletics to honor John Schlarman
LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – No one can truly put in to words what the late John Schlarman meant to the Kentucky football program. The former UK player and offensive line coach passed away due to cancer last fall. Now one Solid Blue fan is trying to make sure Schlarman’s memory is forever visible at Kroger Field.
Josh Harralson has created a petition at change.org pushing for the program to honor Schlarman. The page says in part, ” Through this petition, we who sign-on implore UK Athletics to honor Coach Schlarman by naming the concrete wall encircling the Kroger Field playing surface, ‘The John Schlarman Big Blue Wall.’ For 60,000 screaming fans, this would be a visible reminder of the greatness Coach Schlarman brought to UK Football, his community and his family.”
In about a day, the petition has gained more than 1,300 signatures and it is growing by the minute. If you would like to sign the petition, you can visit the site by by clicking here.