Kentucky Football: What does BBN really want to see from the Wildcat offense

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All we want is a quarterback who can move the ball up and down the field

Debating quarterback play can go on forever, but it’s safe to say Kentucky hasn’t had great success over the past dozen season.

Not since Andre’ Woodson was in under center from 2004-2007 and started 37 consecutive games has Kentucky found that dynamic and confident quarterback who could run the offense with precision both with his legs and his arm?

When he was on the field under Rich Brooks the future Kentucky Football Hall of Famer created magic and did the unthinkable at times that injected so much life and excitement into a program coming off NCAA recruiting issues.

Woodson was UK’s MVP in both 2006 and 2007, leading the Wildcats to a pair of eight-win seasons and victories in the Music City Bowls and also MVP of each.

He led the Wildcats to six fourth-quarter/overtime come-from-behind wins as a junior and senior, including victories over No. 9 Louisville and No. 1 LSU.  For his career, he tossed 79 touchdowns while throwing for 9,360 yards.

Oh, I’ll never forget being in the stands at Commonwealth for that LSU thriller and racing onto the field after the win.

In a magical senior season, he completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,709 yards and 40 touchdowns while setting the NCAA record for most consecutive passes without an interception. He also set SEC records for the most touchdown passes in a season (40) and lowest interception ratio in a career

Since then, Kentucky’s signal-callers have been all over the map either unable to move the ball, find the endzone, and to turn it over.   In fact, we have at times struggled to witness14 different starting quarterbacks over the last 13 seasons.

Will Levis you don’t have to be the next Andre Woodson, but all we ask is that you move the ball, hit the short and home run passes consistently, and more importantly stay healthy. You are surrounded with talent now just get it in their hands and let them do the work just like Woodson did.