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3 Things We Learned From A Loaded Media Day

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1. The Freshman Are Here To Play

A lot of the highly touted freshman are likely to redshirt and develop, right? Wrong. The freshman are here and their time is now as Stoops told Matt as many as 13 true freshman could see the field this season. Matt Elam, Boom Williams, and Mikel Horton seem like shoe-ins to see some major minutes but there are plenty of candidates that could make an impact. With so much talent growing each year the next four years in Lexington are set up to be a renaissance of the football program.

2. A Quarterback Battle

When Big Z interviewed both Patrick Towles and Drew Barker earlier today on KSR one thing was made abundantly clear, both guys think they deserve the job. Patrick sounded like the savvy vet that thought he had won the job. Drew sounded like the confident kid who felt like the best talent on the roster. Stoops made it known that the race was still wide open and all three candidates are getting equal reps. The staff spoke with a knowing tone that they could win games and win this season so perhaps redshirting Mr. Barker isn’t an factor in this battle. Whoever does win the job seemed ready to take the reigns and not look back.

3. Kentucky Has Major Mo

Last year’s media day introduced some much needed swagger back into the program but didn’t translate into wins on the field. This year heads are held even higher going into Week 1 and things seem to be firing on all cylinders. The administration believes, the players believe, and for fans momentum seems to be reaching never before seen heights. If the Cats can produce some big time wins this year then it’s not hard to picture Stoops and Co. reaching their vision.

If Media day didn’t get you excited for the upcoming year you should check your pulse. What was your favorite part from a loaded day?

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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6 Comments for 3 Things We Learned From A Loaded Media Day



  1. Luther
    9:50 pm August 8, 2014 Permalink

    Redshirt Barker…



  2. Get Real
    10:19 pm August 8, 2014 Permalink

    UK Football season lasts 2 weeks or until the first SEC game which ever comes first. Write about Mojo then.



  3. JackAngus
    10:41 pm August 8, 2014 Permalink

    QB race needs to mention – by name- my boy Reese. This dude is solid, BBN! Mark my words… Reese will make a significant impact IMMEDIATELY! I am true blue… This kid needs some media attention. GBB!



  4. CatsBalls
    11:24 pm August 8, 2014 Permalink

    Starting to feel like they’re trying to sell as many tickets as possible before they name Max Smith the starter. Could you imagine?



  5. Jim
    8:19 am August 9, 2014 Permalink

    Mat Elam went from over weight red shirt prospect to mountain of a man who is an explosive runaway freight train in one short week.



  6. hamburgdon
    9:31 am August 9, 2014 Permalink

    I know I am no football coach, but I have coached basketball 37 years, I think the coaching staff is making a mistake waiting this long to decide who starts at quarterback. Team needs to know who their leader is now, not on game day.