With fall practice under way and the official start of the college football season just a few weeks away, the inevitable chatter of fall has begun. Not only are fans already plotting plans for road-trips and snatching up their season tickets, but they’re also giving their take on who should start at quarterback for their favorite squad. Fans around the Bluegrass are no different, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have their preference on who should be starting quarterback for the Cats. Jon Cooper of Saturday Down South has an opinion too, and he let it be known today in his SEC QB Battles article.
Kentucky: Jalen Whitlow vs. Max Smith vs. Patrick Towles
Mark Stoops and Neal Brown aren’t singling out any of the quarterbacks competing for the job. The Cats scrimmage this week, and Stoops said he’d have a better idea post-scrimmage. Nonetheless, Jalen Whitlow looks like the quarterback for this team. He’s the best athlete of the main three, and he gives the offense the best chance to move the ball in its current state. He looked solid during Fan Day practice last week. We’ll wait to hear more from Stoops this week.
Cooper, among a growing number of others, believes that Whitlow will be the guy going forward for Kentucky. His entire article, which compares the quarterback situations for a variety of teams in the SEC, can be found here.