UK has depth to compete, must improve discipline and consistency

06/05/2015 05:50 PM

LEXINGTON — It may be the off-season for college football, but the battle to win Kentucky’s starting quarterback job for 2015 will rage on through the summer and into the fall camp.

Junior Patrick Towles had a good season in 2014, throwing for over 2700 yards while also rushing for a team-high six touchdowns. But Shannon’s Dawson’s new air raid attack favors a more traditional pocket-passer quarterback — an offense that could be better suited for redshirt freshman Drew Barker — and the coaching staff wouldn’t commit to naming a starter after spring practices.

But the quarterback spot isn’t the only position that’s still up for grabs at UK.

Head coach Mark Stoops said at the Governor’s Cup Classic at the Frankfort Country Club earlier this week that a good mix of both young and experienced players on the team has opened most all starting spots to competition, adding that Kentucky should now have the necessary depth to compete in the SEC on a weekly basis.

If that’s the case, what’s left to prevent the Wildcats from being annual contenders in the conference?

According to Stoops, it’s all about discipline and consistency.


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