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Time Capsule: 2009 SEC QB Recruiting

I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the 2009 quarterbacks that were recruited by SEC schools. Why? Because these are the players that would be leading their teams into the 2013 season if they had taken the usual route of red-shirting their freshman year on campus. Fourteen SEC schools signed nineteen QBs in 2009 (yes I'm counting Missouri and A&M...
Via College Football Zealots
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 9 Polls Of Power And Failure

TEXAS PETE POWER POLL HEAT INDEX CHILI PEPPERS Ranking those who carried on while others around them were crushed by failure and/or incompetence. 1.  Will Muschamp While OVERCOMING ADVERSITY ON THE FIELD, Muschamp's team crushed one of two remaining threats to his trip to Atlanta and brought national attention to voice immodulation. 2.  Dan Mullen Unlike a certain...
Via The Belly of the Beast
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators' run defense to be tested against LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Bowling Green used a rapid-fire passing attack to move the chains. Texas A&M's plan was to feature elusive quarterback Johnny Manziel and see how many plays he could make with his legs and arm. Tennessee relied on Tyler Bray to air it out. As for Kentucky, it had no answers against Florida's defense with back-up quarterback Morgan Newton called into...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators' run defense to be tested against LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Bowling Green used a rapid-fire passing attack to move the chains. Texas A&M's plan was to feature elusive quarterback Johnny Manziel and see how many plays he could make with his legs and arm. Tennessee relied on Tyler Bray to air it out. As for Kentucky, it had no answers against Florida's defense with back-up quarterback Morgan Newton called into...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

From The Weekend That Was: Morgan Newton Lives Edition

Florida 38, Kentucky 0Due to an injury to Maxwell Smith, Morgan Newton made his first, and probably last, appearance of 2012, throwing all the interceptions, but not incompletions, that Smith would have thrown.  Newton finished 7-21, 48 yards, 3 INTs and finished behind Fig Newtons in a harsh, but fair Twitter poll rating the best Newtons. With Newton's confidence sufficiently...
Via The Belly of the Beast
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Gators React to Win

The Gators' win streak against Kentucky continues after a 38-0 shutout victory over the Wildcats Saturday. The Florida defense caused plenty of problems for Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton, who threw three interceptions. One of those picks was to Gator linebacker Michael Taylor, who grabbed one of Newton's passes last year as well.
Via florida.scout.com
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Kentucky at Florida: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Good  The Florida Gators came back home after two road wins to put together a solid performance against a struggling Kentucky Wildcats team (1-3). Gator starting quarterback Jeff Driskel has continued to improve since the opening of the season leading the Gators to a 4-0 start along with two big road wins. Saturday, Driskel went 18 of 27, for 203 yards and 1 touchdown as the...
Via Football Nation
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Rapid Recap: Gators Shutout Kentucky

The Florida Gators remain undefeated after a 38-0 victory over Kentucky Saturday. Jeff Driskel continues to grow and improve with each game and has cemented his role as the leader of the offense. The Florida defense had a number of big plays and picked off Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton three times. Plenty of Florida freshman stepped in and contributed as well.
Via florida.scout.com
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 38 – Kentucky Wildcats 0; Shutouts Are A Wonderfully Beautiful Thing

The Florida Gators were kind enough to treat us to a shutout on Saturday as they defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 38-0. The win marked the 26th straight for the Gators over the ‘Cats which ties an SEC record. Oh what a far cry from the rivalry that has developed on the basketball court between these two schools. Before we get to my thoughts on the entire game, yet another edition...
Via The Bull Gator
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Kentucky Football Practice Notebook

The Wildcats continued preparation for Western Kentucky on Wednesday at the Nutter Training Center with the offense expanding its package for Morgan Newton at H-back.
Via kentucky.scout.com
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Position Advantage: Quarterbacks

Both teams have quarterbacks on their roster that have started multiple games. With Teddy Bridgewater clearly being the best quarterback on the field and being mentioned as a “Heisman Hopeful,” I think you obviously have to give the advantage to Louisville. Position Advantage: Louisville I think Maxwell Smith is the answer for Kentucky to open up the season, but he’s still...
Via The Cardinal Connect
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Quarterback Battles Rage On

Yesterday, Kentucky named sophomore Maxwell Smith its starting quarterback, ending a battle with Morgan Newton that I'm sure was like watching two people spend two weeks trying to remove the last piece in Operation without making the buzzer go off.  You may recall that Newton began last season as the starter before being injured and replaced by Smith during the Mississippi State...
Via The Belly of the Beast
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Morgan Newton Isn’t Impressed With Louisville’s Schedule

When asked about the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup, Kentucky senior quarterback Morgan Newton didn’t shy away from sharing his thoughts. “For Louisville, they don’t have to go through the wear and tear that we go through week to week,” says Newton. “So this is a big game for them because it’s a non-conference game and it’ll be competitive for them. You know...
Via The Cardinal Connect
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Joker Phillips is taking the advice of rapper 50 Cent

Joker Phillips is the Kentucky Wildcats and is definitely on the coaching hot seat now. He quarterback Morgan Newton has been literally falling over on the field with no defenders around him. He apparently also taking the advice of rapper 50 Cent. Phillips told the Courier-Journal, “No, no. I know this might sound crazy, but I was looking at Oprah – my wife had taped an Oprah...
Via Throw The Flag
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Senior Video: Langston Newton

Carmel High defensive lineman Langston Newton committed to Kentucky in the summer. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound senior is the brother of Kentucky quarterback, Morgan Newton.
Via kentucky.scout.com
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

New QB Smith leads Kentucky past Mississippi

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Maxwell Smith threw for 283 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as Kentucky beat Mississippi 30-13 on Saturday for the Wildcats' first Southeastern Conference win in nearly a year. Smith, a freshman, was forced to start because of an injury Morgan Newton sustained last Saturday against Mississippi State, and he was steady in his first...
Via Fox Sports South
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Kentucky 30, Mississippi 13

Maxwell Smith threw for 283 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as Kentucky beat Mississippi 30-13 on Saturday. Smith, a freshman, was forced to start because of an injury Morgan Newton sustained last Saturday against Mississippi State, and he was steady in his first career start. He had 128 yards passing at halftime, but the Wildcats couldn't quite reach...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13

Maxwell Smith threw for 283 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as Kentucky beat Mississippi 30-13 on Saturday. Smith, a freshman, was forced to start because of an injury Morgan Newton sustained last Saturday against Mississippi State, and he was steady in his first career start. He had 128 yards passing at halftime, but the Wildcats couldn't quite reach the...
Via University of Kentucky Official Athletics Site
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Football. Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13

Maxwell Smith threw for 283 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as Kentucky beat Mississippi 30-13 on Saturday. Smith, a freshman, was forced to start because of an injury Morgan Newton sustained last Saturday against Mississippi State, and he was steady in his first career start. He had 128 yards passing at halftime, but the Wildcats couldn't quite reach the...
Via University of Kentucky Official Athletics Site
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Kentucky to go with Smith at QB against Ole Miss

Earlier in the week, we noted that Kentucky’s quarterback battle could be up for grabs between starter Morgan Newton and freshman Max Smith. The health of each QB was an issue, but apparently more so with Newton, who suffered an ankle sprain against Mississippi State last Saturday. Apparently the sprain’s been so bad that Newton…
Via College Football Talk
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Freshman Smith makes his mark

Kentucky’s offensive struggles this season became all the more bizarre when freshman Max Smith stepped into the game for an injured Morgan Newton.
Via kentucky.scout.com
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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