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Derek Mason says Patrick Towles concerns him most on UK’s offense

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Judging by his comments yesterday, nobody told Derek Mason there’s a quarterback battle in Lexington. During his weekly press conference yesterday, Mason was asked what concerns him most about Kentucky’s offense, and he emphatically said Patrick Towles, despite the junior’s recent woes.

“Towles. When I look at them, obviously getting Boom back is huge for them. Boom is dynamic in terms of what he does because he’s able to give them a run presence that allows them to be balanced in what they do. Very much like Ralph [Webb], a little bigger maybe. Same speed but extremely shifty in space. He gives you some problems.”

But Towles, in my opinion, has a big arm. He can extend the play, he can make all the throws. The long out, the deep throw, the comeback. He has a nice variety of balls he can throw. For us, it’s going to be huge to find ways to get him off the spot. We just can’t let him sit back there and chuck it around. We’re going to do some different things to get him off the spot.”

Towles didn’t play great in UK’s 17-7 win over Vandy last year, completing 23 of 30 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown passing and another rushing; however, those numbers actually look good compared to his performance in the last three games.

The charitable coach speak continued when Mason was asked about Kentucky’s defense, which he graciously compared to his own, which ranks in the top 20 nationally.

We’re similar defenses. I love what Coach Stoops brings to the table. He’s a defensive-minded guy. We’ve been able to look at our defenses, they’re very much complimentary of each other, 3-4 defenses in structure. We run a lot of the same calls, we do a lot of the same things. It’s interesting what they do, they can apply pressure, their secondary at times, has been really opportunistic, they tackle well in the front seven, and they do a really good job applying pressure, whether it’s run or pass.”

I’m not sure what game tape he’s been watching, but I sure hope he’s right.

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65 Comments for Derek Mason says Patrick Towles concerns him most on UK’s offense



  1. Megan
    1:15 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    When Derek Mason says it’s Towles who concerns him most about Kentucky’s offense, many in BBN would agree.



  2. Mc12
    1:20 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    His way of saying, please play Towles.



    • Kyblue34
      1:58 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

      Agree 1000%. He knows our offense will struggle to score with Towles at QB.



  3. Catsby80
    1:29 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    “But Towles, in my opinion, has a big arm.”… Yeah he isn’t lying, but his accuracy is sub-par at best, too. Towles can probably chuck it 70 yards, that doesn’t mean that he’s effective in doing such, nor does it make him a quality quarterback… I don’t really care who plays quarterback, I just want to win the damn football game.



    • chimichanga
      4:40 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

      Towles is actually really good when he makes a play or two and gets into a rhythm. Unfortunately he tends to tighten up and throws behind his target, especially with no o-line protection.



  4. inside info2
    1:55 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    That’s funny Derek, because Towels is my biggest concern on the offense too.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:02 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

      Except he gets paid to coach in the SEC and you don’t….



    • inside info2
      3:22 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks Big Board for reminding me. I forget that if I am not a coach then I should not be able to comment.



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      4:10 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

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  5. kyjohn
    2:13 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    Remember last year against Vandy Towles hit a wide open Vandy receiver (db) who promptly ran it in for a 20 yard td.So one can see why Mason wants his best qb to play.



    • cats42301
      2:44 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

      My thoughts exactly another INT that hit the dback right in the numbers! To me that’s the most frustrating thing about Patrick among many is that most of his INT’s look like they were purposely thrown to the other team. A lot like Carson Palmer looked during his last season with the Bengals



  6. Le Docteur
    2:57 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    Rubbish. Next he’ll be saying “you know what I fear most? When Kentucky only sends out 8 disorganized players on their punt coverage team.”



    • theSkinny81
      3:05 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

      You only hear what you want to hear…



  7. Long Dong Silver
    3:33 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    I believe Mason. He is most concerned about Towles. Concerned that he may not be our qb this weekend.



  8. Howdy Doody
    3:34 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    We are concerned a s well kid…REAL concerned..



  9. Glenn Fohr
    6:31 pm November 11, 2015 Permalink

    I seem to recall Towles hitting his first 11 passes against Vandy last year. He was on fire until the pick 6. Some thought that pick hurt him the rest of the season.



  10. Jpaw
    7:17 am November 12, 2015 Permalink

    I agree Patrick Towles was never the same after the pick six at home against Vandy last year. He has all of the physical tools to be an NFL Qb. And possibly the talent. It’s the grey matter he struggles with. I wish he could learn to overcome adversity. I think he has had enough games as the starter to prove he isn’t going to learn to channel his talents on the field. Maybe he can learn on the sideline and if he doesn’t push himself he doesn’t deserve to be on the field. I once heard the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. You have to take crazy pills to make it through the whole game in Commonweath Stadium most of the time. If the competition was actually as close as they say it was the fans deserve a change. Maybe that change works out, maybe it doesn’t. Maybe it would spark energy over the entire team, maybe it won’t. Watching them stick with Towles game after game is giving me the sweats and flash backs of Joker trying to make a qb out of Morgan Newton. Until we go a different direction history is going to repeat itself. Seriously we are going to continue and run the ball first and then pass in the SEC? That’s worked out real well for us over the years. Players wanted to come to Kentucky when we sold them on the air raid. It’s fun, it gets points, it got us to a New Year’s Day bowl. Now recruits are starting to jump ship. Players will follow thereafter if something doesn’t change. If Towles plays and we lose, Commonwealth Stadium will be empty and they can start planning on taking out more seats to make room for the rich folk fancy condos where half the people don’t even know the score during the game. Soon I suspect every seat in Commonwealth we be behind retractable glass where mint Julips are being served along with a side of caviar. Sometimes I felt Joker would do things, or not do things like putting Morgan Newton at tight end where he should have been. Again I feel like history is repeating itself again, and again, and again..,,,,,,,,,



    • Jpaw
      7:24 am November 12, 2015 Permalink

      I meant to say joker would do things or not do things out of spite. I’m afraid it’s starting to happen again.