Kentucky Wildcats Morning Headlines: Cats ranked #2 behind Arizona Wildcats

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Yesterday was not a great day for Kentucky’s 2015 class as center Luke Hiers announced his decommitment. Hiers did not get a written offer from Kentucky though so you can speculate amongst yourselfself the impact for the class.

"Center Luke Hiers, one of the University of Kentucky’s most highly touted football commitments, according to ratings, announced on Twitter that he has reopened his recruitment. Hiers, who is rated four stars, the nation’s No. 3 center and the No. 247 overall by Rivals tweeted that he has withdrawn his commitment to UK. He picked the Wildcats on May 1 over offers from South Florida, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska and others. Hiers is a teammate at Lakes Wales (Fla.) High with UK commitment Marcus Walker, a safety."

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Yesterday was another open practice for Kentucky football and Ben Roberts has some thoughts on the QB competition.

"The quarterbacks are being rotated this fall with two QBs getting more snaps than the other two in practice. Monday belonged to Patrick Towles and Drew Barker, and both had their moments. Towles started off great with the long ball in one-on-one drills, completing a couple of nice throws downfield and putting another one in a perfect spot for freshman Dorian Baker, who dropped it. But, as has been the case, Towles was a lot more inconsistent from there. He overthrew a wide-open Rashad Cunningham on a long ball down the middle of the field and missed several short passes that he’ll need to start hitting to win the starting job. Barker started off slow — two bad throws on long balls in one-on-ones — then came around and ended the day as arguably the best of the quarterbacks. He hit Miles Thompson and Thaddeus Snodgrass on a couple of long throws, and his touchdown pass to a diving Blake Bone was probably the best offensive play of the day. Barker did throw three interceptions, though offensive coordinator Neal Brown quickly blamed the third one on a poorly run route."

Lyndsey Gough was at practice and has video from the coaches.