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Towles not on depth chart, will attempt to practice tomorrow

Patrick Towles is day-to-day, according to the injury update from Joker Phillips after today’s practice. The freshman quarterback isn’t listed on the updated depth chart for the Missouri game, but he will “attempt” to practice on Tuesday.

“If Towles can play, he will play,” Joker told reporters.

If he’s able to go, Towles and Jalen Whitlow will split time as they did against Mississippi State.


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15 Comments for Towles not on depth chart, will attempt to practice tomorrow

  1. bluecoat
    12:34 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Get the medical red shirt for Towles. The last thing UK needs is three sophomore QBs next season. If one or two perceive there is no chance of them ever playing QB at UK and leaves, then the future QB depth is in jeopardy.

  2. is it too late?
    12:35 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Is Towles available for a medical redshirt or not? If he is, if I’m his father, I’m telling Joker NOT to waste 1 year of eligibility on playing in a couple throw away games. For Towles sake, let him heal and leave him with 4 more years of eligibility. Is that still an option? anybody know?

  3. Matt Jones
    12:38 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    That’s exactly right #1! That’s exactly right #2! I don’t have another phrase I use. I think I’m exactly right.

  4. derekabney
    12:46 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Towles wants to solidify his spot as the number 1 guy next year and he feels like this is ideal opportunity to do so. If he can go win 3 of 4 then he has to be the lock for the number one spot and he knows that. He doesnt need 4 years. Patrick will play Saturday and we WILL win!

  5. Catsby90
    12:46 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Playing Towles will be Joker’s worst move yet!

  6. jr55
    1:03 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Joker needs to go before he ruins not just the present football program, but its future as well. Will someone wake up…

    1:04 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Why do people keep bringing up that joker is a nice guy and he is one of our own? That does not mean he can keep sucking. Being nice does not mean success. Screw those fans.

  8. Coach JOKER
    1:43 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Just trying to save my job, Cats fans… by any means necessary!

  9. bluegrassjimmy
    2:03 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    GET THE DAMN MEDICAL RED SHIRT ON PATRIC TOWLES!!! Why the hell do we want to wast a season of elegibility on the FUTURE of Kentucky Football!! This season is a desaster, WHY pile on more!! Jesus Christ, are we that STUPID HERE!!!
    Patric Towles is a LOCK for #1 Next Season already! We only needed to see ONE series to see he was LIGHT YEARS ahead of any Q-back we have on the roster!!!

  10. RUPPS_rhetoric
    2:31 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t believe that a medical redshirt is an option this year. For it to happen based on when he was injured he would have to be medically held out the rest of the year by a doctor. He had a sprained ankle that didn’t require surgery. It’s obvious he’s healing, and it looks like he’ll be able to participate in practice. All that beeing said, I doubt they’ll acually be able to go the NCAA and say he a 7 week ankle spain. No reputable doctor will lie about it, and the NCAA won’t buy it. If he’s healthy he should play. Now if he goes out there tomorrow and can’t move properly and they do an X-Ray or MRI and show some tendon damage or what could be “PERCIEVED” as tendon damage, then it’s a different story. The point is, you only get medical redshirts when you have a season ending injury; a la Max Smith. It’s not as simple as Towles having a sprained ankle and then they decide to just hold him out. So before we bang on Joker for this know the facts of what a medical redshirt actually is.

  11. Dr. Redshirt
    2:53 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Medical redshirt him while his fellow freshman wallow in the mud and give 100%. I really like UK football less and less each day. Maybe all of the freshman should take the rest of the season off.

  12. Craig
    3:01 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    If he CAN play, he can’t get a medical redshirt just because you decided not to play him. It’s looking like there’s no way he’s medically unable to play for another 4 and a half weeks. If he’s cleared to play, no medical redshirt. So play him.

  13. putinrichie
    3:12 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    1 – I agree that we need to get a redshirt on Towles if one is available. Playing in one of the last four games of the season when we can’t make it to a bowl is pointless. I also would like to have some separation in class between these three QB’s.

    However, I completely disagree about the notion of worrying that someone may transfer. If they transfer than that is what happens. Make the best decision for the school and the player, but don’t let transfers play into the equation of any decision. If one of the three transfers because they can’t win the job than I’m not worried about it.

  14. paducahfan
    4:04 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Unless we get a VERY exciting coach (and by that I mean maybe only a Petrino would be exciting enough) we will lose another 20% 0f the season ticket holders anyway. If that’s the case, might as well keep Joker and save the money you have to pay to buy him out.

  15. bluecoat
    6:27 pm October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Good point 13, re: let them compete and see who comes out on top. Perhaps I just don’t trust this coaching staff to have a good plan if the guys who come out second and third in the competition decide to transfer. They totally screwed the pooch with Mossakowski (sp?), and that resulted in inexperienced depth at the position last year and this year.