Can Max Smith’s name be etched in stone as the starting QB for the Kentucky Wildcats this year, or is there going to be an actual QB controversy? Larry Vaught has had former UK QB Dusty Bonner take a look at the three quarterbacks on Kentucky’s roster and give the reasons as to why each player should start. Even though Bonner was to give an unbiased reason as to why each player should start, Bonner cited the excitement around Towles and his record book like stats but in the end, seemed to think that a redshirt season may be the best for Towles:
“It might be just me, but for a quarterback’s career, I think it is best to be redshirted as a freshman. I know Towles is a big body and probably better prepared than most to play in college, but give him a year to let his body mature and get his mind up to speed because it is different in college. Don’t set him up to where there is a possibility of failure and run the risk of messing him up for his career. It’s not worth it.”
Which brings us to Dusty’s case for Max Smith and Morgan Newton. It’s an interesting debate and Bonner makes good points for both players. Bonner makes the point that the overall level of talent at the QB position this is year is perhaps the most talent on a UK roster in quite a while. We are less than two months to football season and I can’t wait.