When many Kentucky fans heard that Neal Brown was bringing the Air Raid offense back to Kentucky, visions of Tim Couch, Dusty Bonner, and Jared Lorenzen danced through our memories. Paired with a Stoops defense, this strategy would seem almost unstoppable in today’s world of college football. What most folks didn’t realize though. is that the blueprints have been written and laid out, but the lumber hasn’t arrived yet. Brown inherited an offensive roster that was recruited and developed by another staff for a completely different approach and the results have been pretty unimpressive. Ultimately, four of Kentucky’s top five receivers were not on the roster last season and three of them weren’t even in college at all. The quarterbacks have struggled to make the reads and throws in the Air Raid and the offensive line has seen a roller coaster of a season so far where they cannot seem to find any consistency. Above the rest, the quarterback play has been the most glaring weakness and the team has suffered through Jalen Whitlow and Maxwell Smith’s upsides and downfalls. After a surprisingly strong showing against South Carolina, sophomore Jalen Whitlow seems to have taken the reins at the position and has ultimately changed the equation for the Kentucky offense.