Mark Stoops discusses Kentucky's QB situation heading into off week
The Kentucky bye week couldn’t be coming at a better time because at the moment, the depth at quarterback for the Wildcats is wearing very thin.
Regular starting signal caller Terry Wilson has been out a few weeks, and then Saturday against South Carolina, Sawyer Smith battled through a few different injuries.
In his press conference Monday, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said Smith is “beat up” but sounded optimistic he would be fine by the end of the week if not sooner. As far as practice during the bye week, though, “everything is on the table” in terms of who will take the most reps behind center.
Stoops said “everything is on the table” as far as QBs this week in practice. They’ll work primarily with ATH Lynn Bowden and QB Walker Wood.
— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) September 30, 2019
According to Dominique Yates of the Louisville Courier Journal, Wood is also not 100 percent, so the best option for Kentucky this week at quarterback may very well be the athlete Bowden.
But if Bowden ends up needing to start at quarterback, Stoops explained that the Kentucky offense would have to run a little bit differently.
Stoops: If Lynn's the starter at quarterback, UK would run its whole offense with him, just not an RPO, Wildcat situation. Just has to get him a little more comfortable.
— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) September 30, 2019
As previous stated, the Kentucky bye week is coming at the right time. The Wildcats have lost three straight, but they have a chance to regroup this week, and then they will face Arkansas on Oct. 12.