Mark Stoops reveals Kentucky's plans for QB Nik Scalzo in 2020 as he returns from injury
In the buildup to the 2019 season last summer, Kentucky QB Nik Scalzo suffered a torn ACL that ended his season before it started.
That, obviously, became an issue after starter Terry Wilson also suffered a knee injury that ended his campaign early in the season.
Wilson will be back as the team’s starter this fall, but on Monday, coach Mark Stoops said on his radio show that the plan is to keep Scalzo out for the 2020 season:
Stoops reiterated the focus on getting quarterback Nik Scalzo healthy.
“The plan is to not play him this year.”
— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) September 14, 2020
Scalzo enters this season as a redshirt freshman, but since this weird 2020 season won’t count as a year of eligibility, Scalzo will still be a redshirt freshman next year, it seems.
We’ll see if Stoops and his staff are able to stick with that plan or if Scalzo’s services will be required before 2020 is over.