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Latest on Joey Gatewood includes good news and…a gentleman’s agreement?

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We are 12 days from kickoff of Kentucky vs. Auburn and there is still no official word on the eligibility of backup quarterback Joey Gatewood. There are, however, a lot of rumors. Here’s the latest.

Rivals’ Travis Graf is reporting that Gatewood, who transferred from Auburn to Kentucky in December, has likely been cleared for immediate eligibility by the NCAA, but the matter is now up to SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. On this morning’s radio show, Matt Jones said he has also heard the same.

“I can confirm that report,” Jones said. “That’s what I was hinting at last week. That has been true for a while, that the NCAA [has cleared him] but they’re waiting on the SEC.”

This is where it gets juicy. Graf is also reporting that Kentucky has a “gentleman’s agreement” with Auburn that Gatewood will NOT play on September 26 as a way to show thanks for Auburn’s cooperation with the waiver request. KSR cannot confirm that report, but what an interesting concept. On one hand, it’s one game out of ten in exchange for the Tigers helping Gatewood get immediate eligibility, but on another, it’s the one game that Gatewood probably wants to play the most. We’ll see if football really is a gentleman’s game in 12 days, I guess.

Listen to the guys talk about it at the top of Hour 2 of today’s show:

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10 Comments for Latest on Joey Gatewood includes good news and…a gentleman’s agreement?

  1. Wilfred Smith
    2:59 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Auburn probably only signs off AFTER the game.

  2. satcheluk
    3:07 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Proving once again this is not about the kids.

  3. ClutchCargo
    3:17 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Let’s assume this is even plausible. I’d take that deal in a heartbeat if I was UK. I don’t see Gatewood playing in that game anyway if Terry is truly back. Even then we still have Sawyer Smith and then Allen as an “in case of emergency, break glass” option. Hell, it took Benny Snell how many games to get his first actual snaps?

  4. BigBluSoTru
    3:55 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    OMG i’m stocked sit Terry and start this kid asap. NFL draft boards have Gatewood as the top future prospect for his class when he is eleigble for the draft.They say he is way more advanced then Cam Newton and would start over Cam if they went head to head. We got a heisman contender BBN. I csee him being the best Qb in the SEC this season this is the missing piece for the SEC championship .Going to be fireworks .

    • ClutchCargo
      4:05 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

      Serious question because I really don’t know: do you have some type of cognitive deficit, or is being a douche a choice you make when you wake up each morning?

    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      4:17 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

      The sarcasm might actually work if this weren’t a completely benign article that simply updates the situation. And where are all the over the top claims about Gatewood anyway? Besides in your head.

    • cathatter
      4:19 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

      Agree with you BBST. Love Terry and his story but you have to play the best players and Gatewood has a higher ceiling than TT – otherwise why would AU even care if Gatewood was eligible or not? QB’s win titles – just ask Saban.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      4:58 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

      Bigblu is what happens when mommy forgets to lock the under sink draw and doesn’t watch to make sure her kid doesn’t have a chemical addiction.

    • 4everUKBlue
      5:20 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

      I’d bet the farm that being a douche is not a choice for him, he’s too good at it, like if you’re born a duckbill platypus, that’s just what you are….no offense to the duckbill platypuses of the world.

  5. runningunnin.454
    7:05 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Enough is enough, free Gatewood and Sarr, too. And, gentleman’s agreements are meant to be broken; all’s fair in love, war, and football.