Kentucky’s 2020 football team has known commodities returning at pretty much every position. There’s only one relatively unknown and it’s a big one at quarterback. Will Terry Wilson be ready to go this fall?
That’s been the plan all along. Today quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw revealed that Wilson has surpassed a new milestone on his road to recovery.
“He’s rehabbing unbelievably right now,” Hinshaw told KSR. “He ran full speed for the first time two days ago where he was 100%, straight ahead, full speed. We’re getting him where he needs to be. By the end of this month we’re going to be cutting. We’re going to be doing all of the things we need to get him ready to play.”
If Wilson does not reach his ultimate rehab goals or meet the position’s lofty requirements, one player will no longer be a backup option. Thursday afternoon we learned Amani Gilmore has entered the transfer portal. Even so, Hinshaw has multiple options to keep Kentucky’s offense humming. Coronavirus has prevented him from working with the players in person, but the quarterbacks coach likes what he sees from afar.
“I’m not allowed to show you the video, but Joey Gatewood has been working his tail off. He actually has an indoor facility where he has access to it where he’s able to go workout and it’s phenomenal what he’s doing. The same thing with Beau Allen. I’m not going to tell you where, but he’s been doing an unbelievable job of finding receivers and throwing, all the quarterbacks have. In these circumstances, obviously with the virus and everything you have to be very careful, but they’ve all been working out — Sawyer Smith, Nik Scalzo who’s been rehabbing. It’s a situation where they have found ways to continue to get better so when they do come back, they’re good to go.”
The quarterbacks have found ways to stay physically prepared during the coronavirus pandemic. Tomorrow I’ll have more on how they’ve stayed mentally sharp while quarantined.