Today, June 25, is that day many high school coaches have had circled on their calendars since, oh, about this time last year.
OK, it's the start of the dead period, mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
From now until July 9, high school athletic programs in the state are shut down, for all practical purposes. Athletes are off limits to coaches. Facilities are off limits to the players, for the most part, and it is just a good time for everyone to take the break for which the rule was enacted.