Max Smith’s importance to Kentucky’s offense became crystal clear on Saturday when the Cats had to go without him against Florida. UK struggled to move the ball against the Gators without No. 11 out there under center. This week, Smith is listed as day-to-day and Joker Phillips expects him to be ready by Saturday when the Gamecocks come to town.
“I think we’ll get Max back,” Joker said in his Monday press conference.
Backing up Smith at quarterback could be Jalen Whitlow, instead of Morgan Newton. Joker said they’ve been getting Whitlow ready in case an injury to Smith occurred; they just didn’t think The Swamp was the best place to throw the freshman out there for the first time.
Joker also said they’ll keep the redshirt on Patrick Towles.