Patrick Towles fighting to be the starting QB at UK

05/27/2014 07:50 AM

It’s been a career of ups and downs for Patrick Towles at UK, but he sees a major opportunity available with the starting quarterback job up for grabs.

While many assumed freshman phenom Drew Barker would come in as an early enrollee and seize the job during spring practice, that wasn’t the case. The Cats left school for the summer without head coach Mark Stoops naming a starting gunslinger, so the question remains unanswered.

Instead of bowing down and giving up the competition, Towles has shown a ton of fight. He’s taken his talents to California for the time being to fine tune his craft. The redshirt sophomore is working with quarterback guru George Whitfiled, who’s worked with Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and Johnny Manziel in the past.

He’s putting in the effort to be the man under center when the Cats take the field against UT Martin this fall, but only time will tell if it’s going to pay off.


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