ICYMI:Kentucky Wildcats Football: Knee Jerk Reactions

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Oct 6, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles (14) prepares to hand the ball off during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium. Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

 

Following Kentucky’s 2014 Spring Football Game it didn’t take long for the arm chair quarterbacks to start giving their opinions

on the future of Wildcat football based off of a scrimmage by a team at half-strength. They chose starting quarterbacks, projected coaches moving on, and of course predicted wins and losses. So I thought it would be fun to make some bold, knee-jerk style predictions based off of what took place during Spring practice this year. And here are five of them.

  • Patrick Towles will start at QB- Ok so this one isn’t that bold. Towles technically started the Spring Game. But looked he the best out of the three that played despite not throwing a touchdown, instead tossing the only interception of the game. Towles has improved dramatically since his freshman season and still has a date with QB-whisperer George Whitfield this Summer. This would likely lead to Drew Barker taking a redshirt this season.
  • If UK goes to a bowl, they will land Damien Harris- You may have heard of Harris, the best running back in the country who also grew up right down the road in Berea. He grew up a Michigan fan and was once committed to the Wolverines but re-opened his recruitment and has consistently listed Kentucky in his Top 5. The feeling around the program right now is that UK and Ohio State are strong with Harris. He had a great time at the Spring Game, getting a chant from fans are he rode a golf cart through the Cat Walk. Harris wants to believe in Blue, but the Cats need to show improvement on the field.
  • Kentucky will win six games this season- The magic number to land Harris is the same that I see this team reaching considering the schedule. Kentucky was close in several games that could have been won had they gotten better quarterback play and better production from the offense as a whole. Mississippi State and Vanderbilt come to mind specifically and both are on the schedule again this year.
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