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April 24th, 2019

KSR’s Top 10 Tweets of the Day

McDowell


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#10 Cody

Bucket U

#9 Logan

The Schebler hate club grows.

#8 Larry

Keep em coming!!

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#6 Amanda Lemond

Oh, Ryan. How sweet.

#5 KY Clips

sheesh.

#4 Robin

Number one in the news and the draft.

#3 Michael

Can’t wait to see the Cats take over Nashville

#2 Patrick Butcher

What? How? I’m so confused.

#1 PJ’s Scooter

Always the right answer.


Gunnar Hoak will meet with the Ohio State coaching staff

On Tuesday morning, Kentucky quarterback Gunnar Hoak announced that he would be putting his name in the NCAA transfer portal.

Tonight, it is being reported that the junior quarterback will be meeting with the Ohio State coaching staff.

Hoak, a Dublin, OH native, lives just over 15 miles away from Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. With OSU quarterback Matthew Baldwin entering the transfer portal last week, there is an opening at the backup QB position for the Buckeyes next season.

After Hoak entered the portal on Tuesday, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops told reporters that “it’s not a done deal” that the junior quarterback transfers from the program.

“Gunnar and I had a great talk yesterday. He’s a great kid and as I told him, he really had a good spring. I told you all that after one of the scrimmages that he really played well, as good as I’ve seen him play. I think you understand that because he’s a competitor and he wants to play. It’s not a done deal that he’s going to go somewhere else. I think he’s going to look at it and just check his options and I told him we would have another discussion about it at a later time and we’ll see where that goes. Just want to be supportive of him and his decision but it does put us in a situation where we’re a little thin.”

He will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play immediately should he decide to leave.


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Posted by LEX 18 on Wednesday, April 24, 2019


What Gunnar Hoak’s Potential Departure Means for Kentucky’s Offense

If Gunnar Hoak does not wear Kentucky blue in 2019, Eddie Gran will not be able to completely unleash every offensive weapon at his disposal.

Tuesday morning Hoak announced he has entered his name into the transfer portal. A sign many saw coming, Mark Stoops confirmed the Dublin, Ohio native is leaving the door open to possibly return to UK for another season.

“It is not a done deal that he goes somewhere else, I think he is going to look at it and check his options and I told him we would have another discussion about it at another time,” said Stoops. “We will see where that goes. I just want to be supportive of him and that decision.”

If Hoak does leave Lexington, as Drew informed you last night, Terry Wilson’s supporting cast has zero college football experience. Wilson will be one injury away from putting UK’s offense behind the eight-ball. That’s obviously the greatest concern, but it’s not the only potential limitation to Gran’s offense in 2019.

QB Running Game

Life after Benny Snell will make Gran and Darin Hinshaw’s life more difficult. They need every potential playmaker at their disposal. Not used as much near the end of the 2018 season, people forget just how well Terry Wilson runs the football.

In his first season as UK’s starter, Wilson rushed for 547 yards and four touchdowns. If you take away the negative yards from the 28 times he was sacked, Wilson gained 6.75 yards per carry on 8.2 attempts per game. That’s better than any other Wildcat runner, 1.5 more yards per carry than Benny Snell.

If Wilson was able to get almost seven yards per carry in his first year in the offense, the natural next step to take, especially without Benny Snell, is to increase Wilson’s workload on the ground. With Hoak in the picture, Wilson would easily get 11-15 attempts per game. Without Hoak, Gran will try to conserve his passer by dialing up fewer plays like this:

Too Much Thinking

Terry Touchdown’s greatest weakness manifested at Kyle Field. At various points in the year, he was a poor decision-maker. Equipped with an abundance of knowledge, he got inside his own head. At Texas A&M he thought too much and it was obvious.

When asked this spring what was the biggest difference in Wilson’s game, the phrase, “more comfortable” always came to light. His understanding of the scheme improved dramatically. It helped him get rid of his nervous habits, like stepping up in the pocket, and got the ball out of his hand faster.

All that improvement could go to the wayside if Wilson is worried about not getting hurt. When the going gets tough, good habits fall by the wayside and thinking overtakes instinct. Instead of using his instincts to fight for a first down in overtime, Wilson made the “smart” play and slid. Could that situation occur again if Gran and Hinshaw are reminding him not to get hurt? Certainly.

We will see the best version of Terry Wilson if Gunnar Hoak decides to return to the sideline. Without Hoak, the immense pressure on Wilson’s shoulders will only become heavier.