This year is another year! I'm not saying that we have a great sitiuation going on at the quarterback spot, but it is damn sure better than last year. The dilema this season is do you start the only Veteran - Patrick Towles, or do you start the Newby - Drew Barker. Barker came in with a whole lot of hype this season, and Towles has done what he needs to do to improve himself.
You can't forget about the two year, on again and off again, starter - Max Smith. However Smith is suffering from a near career ending shoulder injury. One wrong hit and Smith will be done. This would be the reason that he is now considered to be fighting for the third string job.
Edward Aschoff is not a Kentucky quarterback, or a quarterback at all, but he is an analyst for ESPN and he gives his opinion of which quarterback will be running things come September.
Patrick Towles vs. Drew Barker vs. Reese Phillips vs. Maxwell Smith:Coming out of spring, Towles, a redshirt sophomore, had a slight lead over everyone. He's an impressive athlete and has matured considerably since his arrival on campus. Phillips and Barker have yet to take snaps with the Wildcats in a real game, but that won't stop the coaches from throwing them in on Day 1 of the season. Barker arrived with a ton of hype and is clearly the future of the position. Smith, the quarterback with the most experience on the roster, is finally throwing again after undergoing extensive shoulder surgery before the spring. If he's healthy, he'll compete, but it looks like this really is a three-horse race right now. Advantage: Towles
~ Scott Roach ~