Louisville’s depth chart for the Kentucky game lists Kyle Bolin or Lamar Jackson as the team’s starting quarterback.
“Not sure who will start at quarterback, “Bobby Petrino said yesterday. “In the game the other day, they made good plays at times and they made bad plays at times. We’ve got to get out on the practice field and figure it out on the practice field.”
Bolin, a sophomore from Lexington, started the last three games for Louisville, with wins over Syracuse and Virginia, and last Saturday’s loss to Pittsburgh. He also started in the Week 3 loss to Clemson.
The other option is Jackson, who has started six games as a true freshman and appeared in 10 of Louisville’s 11 games. Jackson has thrown for 1,483 yards with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions to Bolin’s 1,109 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
For Kentucky fans, we’d like to avoid Jackson at all costs. He is a running quarterback and we all know how that tends to go in Commonwealth Stadium. Groan.
Petrino said of Jackson’s mobility, “It is one of his strengths and certainly, I think, is something he’s good at it. He does a good job of running the football whether it’s called plays or improvising off dropback passes.”
So it is that, or the hometown kid looking to beat Kentucky for a second consecutive season. Bolin stepped in and threw three second half touchdowns to defeat the Cats a year ago.
Either way, beat Louisville.