Mark Stoops explains how Kentucky will deploy its quarterbacks: 'We have options'
While the Kentucky fan base may get restless at times to see how the other quarterbacks can play, coach Mark Stoops said Monday that Terry Wilson remains the starter.
Wilson was 12-for-15 passing on Saturday in the 34-7 win over Tennessee, with a touchdown on 101 yards passing. Backup QB Joey Gatewood also got in the game, and completed one pass for six yards, and had three carries for 23 yards.
Stoops made an appearance on “SEC This Morning” on the SEC Network and was asked how he plans to manage the quarterbacks.
“We’re going to continue work extremely hard, Terry’s our starter, I said that last week going into the game, make no mistake about it,” Stoops said. “But just like everybody, you have to play, you have to perform every day, every game, that doesn’t mean you’re on a short leash. It just means we have expectations and we expect to play well. And if not, we have other guys that can go in and play.”
Along with Gatewood, there’s also QB Beau Allen.
“I love Joey Gatewood and what he can do, I think he’s very talented, and I also have Beau Allen sitting here as a freshman that I think’s going to be an incredible player,” Stoops said. “We have options, we didn’t have that a year ago.”
Stoops maintains that Wilson is conscientious, and wants to win, but he had a bad game against Mississippi State, though the Wildcats still won.