EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels to Unveil Roy Kidd Statue Saturday

09/22/2017 04:24 PM

The EKU football team is getting ready for its home opener on Saturday evening.

The Colonels (0-2) kick off against Tennessee Tech (0-3) at 6 p.m. ET inside Roy Kidd Stadium.

There is plenty of excitement surrounding the EKU program after playing two FBS opponents (WKU and UK) pretty well in the Colonels’ first two weeks of the season.

Prior to Saturday’s game, there will be extra excitement as EKU will unveil a statue of College Football Hall of Fame coach Roy Kidd.

The public will be able to begin viewing the statue at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Kidd coached the Colonels for 39 seasons, from 1964 to 2002. He led the team to two national championships and ended his career with 314 wins at EKU.

Kidd and current head coach Mark Elder talked about what the new statue will mean to the program:

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