Finally, there’s something to look forward to on the football front. Among them:

— The results of Steve Kragthorpe’s first recruiting class will be unveiled Wednesday, February 6 at 4 p.m. during the annual football signing party at the Brown & Williamson Club.

They call it a party but it’s really just a bunch of guys and a few women standing around looking at videos. The pep band and cheerleaders are there but don’t expect any food like at a real party. The bar is open but I don’t recall ever seeing any food, ever (hint to Tom Jurich).

— Governor Steve Beshear asked the General Assembly to approve the privately funded bonding plan for the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium during his budget address on Tuesday.

It won’t cost the state anything so there should be no reason for any legislator to oppose it. Let’s just hope that David Williams, leader of the Senate and a U of L alumnus, is on board. He made it possible for ex-Governor Ernie Fletcher’s $75 million grant for the downtown arena to become a reality.

But if the current Governor is for something, Williams is usually opposed to it. Beshear has already stripped Williams of a couple of pet projects. One can only hope that Williams doesn’t choose the stadium expansion issue to get back at Beshear.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.