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In Quarterback Camps, Buchanan Teaches The Next Generation

The Harrodsburg Herald/David Carpenter
Former Mercer Head Coach David Buchanan stays busy leading his “4th And 40” quarterback during the offseason.

Wesley Bird
Herald Staff

Former Mercer Head Coach David Buchanan isn’t one for sitting still and though the former head coach of the Mercer County Titans isn’t currently coaching at a  school in Kentucky he is hosting quarterback camps throughout the state.

On Wednesday, June 22, Buchanan hosted his seventh “4th and 40” quarterback camp of the offseason at Anderson County High School. He’s already made his rounds to Pikeville, South Warren, Kentucky Christian, Trimble, Ballard and Mercer.

The name “4th and 40” was inspired by an unfavorable situation the Titans found themselves in the last football season. Mercer was playing DeSales when they converted a fourth and 23 situation, but a penalty backed them up again to fourth and 40. The Titans still found a way and got the first down giving inspiration to the camp’s name.

“It’s a mindset circumstances don’t set our performance and we play the next play,” said Buchanan.

Buchanan’s experience at the position speaks for itself with over 35 years of coaching at the high school level and being former college quarterback.

Buchanan has two more quarterback camps scheduled this offseason, as teams ramp up their summer practices. He will be at  Middlesboro High School on July 14 and Campbellsville High School on July 30.

To stay updated with Buchanan and his camps he can be found instagram or twitter: black shoes white shoestrings.

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