Towles ready for first start as Kentucky's QB

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Patrick Towles isn't about to let nerves spoil the opportunity he has waited for his whole career. Kentucky's new starting quarterback has encountered many bumps, from being thrown into action as a freshman in 2012 because of injuries to struggling to learn a new coaching staff and offensive scheme last fall. Being redshirted has turned out to be a blessing...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Barker likely to be redshirted

Kentucky Wildcats head coach MArk Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown are going with Patrick Towles as their starting quarterback. As for who the backup will be remains a mystery to this point, but if Brown and Stoops have their way, it won’t be freshman Drew Barker. Those two want to see Barker redshirted his […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Couch and Jared Lorenzen do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Talk Patrick Towles

Patrick Towles was name the starting quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats’ opener against Tennessee-Martin and coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown delivered the news to him on Monday morning before the Cats’ final open practice of the fall. Former UK quarterbacks Tim Couch and Jared Lorenzen spoke to CN2 about the decision to start […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Towles 'super excited' to be Kentucky's starting QB

  Patrick Towles says he felt relieved after winning the competition to be Kentucky's starting quarterback. He says is ''super excited'' to get the opportunity that he has worked so hard to get. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound redshirt sophomore was considered the favorite heading into camp, and he eventually beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips, freshman Drew Barker...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Towles 'excited' to be Kentucky's starting QB

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Patrick Towles says he felt relieved after winning the competition to be Kentucky's starting quarterback. He says is ''super excited'' to get the opportunity that he has worked so hard to get. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound redshirt sophomore was considered the favorite heading into camp, and he eventually beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky names Patrick Towles starting QB for 2014 season

University of Kentucky Football coach Mark Stoops named Patrick Towles his starting QB going into the 2014 season.  The former Mr. Football for the state of Kentucky turned down offers from Arkansas and Cincinnati and wanted to stay in his home state, choosing Kentucky over Louisville. Towles beat out Maxwell Smith for the top signal caller spot. Smith in 2013 led the Wildcats...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Towles Named Kentucky Wildcats’ Starting Quarterback

Is Patrick Towles ready to run Mark Stoops’ air-raid offense? — Mandatory Credit: Jason Marcum Be careful what you wish for. Kentucky Wildcats’ Patrick Towles wanted one of the most difficult jobs in college sports. He wanted to be an SEC quarterback. Mark Stoops granted that wish. After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick thoughts from Kentucky Wildcats Football Practice

The Kentucky Wildcats football team was back on the field for an open practice session Monday morning. This was also the first practice in which Patrick Towles was he man at quarterback. Here are some of my quick thoughts on what went on during this session. *Patrick Towles is the clear starter.  Towles had what […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Towles chosen to be Kentucky's starting QB

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has announced that redshirt sophomore Patrick Towles will be the Wildcats' starting quarterback this season. Stoops tweeted out his decision before Monday morning's practice, saying, ''this competition has brought out the best in our quarterbacks and I'm confident in Patrick moving our team forward.'' The...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Stoops names Patrick Towles Kentucky's starting quarterback

It hasn't been easy being Kentucky's quarterback the past few seasons. But Mark Stoops knows which player he wants to try and change that. Direct from Stoops' Twitter feedMonday morning. A redshirt sophomore, Towles beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips and four-star true freshman Drew Barker, an early enrollee. Towles was considered the narrow favorite coming out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky seeks growth in Mark Stoops' 2nd year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The optimistic outlook by Kentucky's veteran players and a top-20 recruiting class are reflections of coach Mark Stoops' impact. Stoops is looking to make an even bigger mark with more wins in his second season after going 2-10 last year. Kentucky figured to struggle last season with the transition to a new coaching staff and a challenging schedule that...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky still deciding among 4 QB candidates

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops would like to announce his starting quarterback within the next week. His four candidates for the job aren't making that decision easy. Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown are considering junior Maxwell Smith, sophomore Patrick Towles, redshirt freshman Reese Phillips and freshman Drew Barker to put under center for the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorian Baker Looks the Part of an SEC Wide Receiver; Catches Passes from Drew Barker

Measuring in at 6’3″, 205 lbs., freshman Dorian Baker may be one of the most physically impressive wide receivers Kentucky football has signed in a long time. Baker posted the following video of himself catching passes in the endzone from fellow freshman Drew Barker. While he hasn’t played in an actual game yet, Baker already looks the part of an SEC receiver — an impressive...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports Tags Kentucky as One of College Football’s Most Improved Teams for 2014

Despite a couple of consecutive two-win seasons, Kentucky football is beginning to gain some recognition as a team that is on the rise. Athlon Sports identified the Wildcats as a team that should be among the most improved in college football for 2014. They did clarify, however, that their amount of improvement may not necessarily be reflected in the win column. Following is what...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Javess Blue Ranked 86th Best Player In SEC

Kentucky wide receiver Javess Blue was ranked as the 86th best player in the SEC, according to Saturday Down South. Javess was the highly-touted JUCO receiver who joined Mark Stoops last season. SDS had a few words about Javess: Another immediate impact JUCO standout signed by Kentucky, the Florida-born speedster made his presence felt on an offense void of playmakers last season...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Towles, following the Andre Woodson Blueprint?

Before Patrick Towles landed at Kentucky, maybe even before Patrick Towles believed he could play D1 football at Kentucky, there was another Kentucky born Quarterback who led the Cats during two of the best years in Kentucky football history.  His name was Andre Woodson. But it almost didn’t end with the seemingly fairy tale ending that we know now.  After two seasons at Kentucky...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 College Football Preview: Kentucky Wildcats

2013 Record: 2-10 (0-8 in SEC) Head Coach: Mark Stoops (second season at Kentucky) Last Bowl Game: 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl: lost to Pitt 27-10 Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY (capacity = 67,606) 2013 Home Record: 2-5   Spring Game Highlights:   Schedule: 8/30 vs UT Martin 9/6 vs Ohio 9/13 at Florida (2013 result: lost 24-7) 9/27 vs Vanderbilt (2013 result: lost 22...
Via College Football Zealots
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Impressions from Kentucky Football’s Spring Game

Patrick Towles made his case to be Kentucky’s starting quarterback. (Photo: Jason Marcum) You can close the book on Kentucky’s 2014 spring football game as the Blue team downed the White team 38-14. While the scrimmage wasn’t exactly chock full of explosive plays, it was apparent that this year’s roster is already much more polished than last year’s. Following are a few...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Spring Football: Praise for QBs and Receivers

Pads were popping on a beautiful Saturday in Lexington, as the Kentucky Wildcats football team held a private scrimmage in which the quarterback play was the biggest highlight. All four QBs — Patrick Towles, Jalen Whitlow, Reese Phillips and Drew Barker — performed well and did enough that head coach Mark Stoops said it’s still a 4-man race for the starting job: “Yeah, it...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky's quarterbacks look like a group upgrade

University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown isn't sure who the Wildcats' starting quarterback will be next season, but he seems pretty certain that the position will be upgraded from last year. Brown and head coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday after the Cats' third spring practice and first in full pads that they haven't begun whittling down the competition...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky sophomore Patrick Towles will work with QB guru in May, not next week

Due to what his father called a "scheduling snafu," Kentucky sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles will not go to San Diego to work with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. during spring break next week. Instead, he'll go to San Diego May 19-30 after UK's spring semester ends. Whitfield has worked with Andrew Luck and Cam Newton, both former No. 1 picks in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UK Fans Build Snowman Lookalike of Julius Randle (Photo)

Apparently some University of Kentucky students attempted to show their creative abilities, pushing the artistic boundaries of snowman art. Obviously the outcome is interesting.   Kentucky students know how to make a snowman!! #BBN — Patrick Towles (@patty_ice14) February 3, 2014 [BleacherReport]
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Students Made An Extremely Detailed Julius Randle Snowman

In recent weeks, Lexington has been experienced some unusually cold and depressing weather — today, the University of Kentucky cancelled classes due to ice, and it appears that some students have found a way to occupy their time: by building a snowman that looks like star basketball player Julius Randle. A photo of the snowman was tweeted out by UK quarterback Patrick Towles ...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Stoops Narrows Down Kentucky Quarterback Decision, Sort Of

Kentucky’s quarterback situation heading into the 2013 season has been a hot topic around the Bluegrass State. Head coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown were originally deciding between three sophomores; Maxwell Smith, Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles. Today, Stoops announced that the decision has been narrowed down to Smith and Whitlow.   It’s also looking...
Via College Spun
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Stoops aims to lead Kentucky to respectability

Mark Stoops' long-term approach in rebuilding Kentucky includes making some short-term improvements. The rookie head coach seems to have made progress by changing the Wildcats' mindset. Despite consecutive losing seasons including 2-10 last year, Kentucky enters the season optimistic thanks to Stoops. He envisions a team capable of eventually competing in the tough Southeastern...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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