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Patrick Towles Didn’t have a Pretty Night

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The Cats needed Patrick Towles to be precise to get the win, but the Florida secondary kept the Cats from ever getting anything going through the air.  Towles was pressured consistently, his receivers dropped HUGE passes, but he still only completed 8 of 24 passes, a whopping 33%.  There were many misses, but the biggest mistake was taking a sack to make it 4th and a mile on the final drive of the game.

Before the hate starts raining on Patty Ice and the requests for Drew Barker become screaming pleas, he provided the only offensive spark in the second half.  His scramble on 3rd and a mile got UK their best scoring opportunity, and his throw to Baker on 4th down gave UK hope all the way until the end.

It was rough, but Pat will find a way to find a way.  Stoops isn’t ready to pull the plug, “I’m not going to throw (him) under the bus.”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

117 Comments for Patrick Towles Didn’t have a Pretty Night



  1. CatholicPriest
    11:10 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Pat’s a good kid, and even if things don’t work out for him as QB, he is destined for great things in life — on or off the field.



    • Rixter
      11:14 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      My son is a damned good kid, but I wouldn’t want him starting at QB for UK



    • CatholicPriest
      11:17 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Why is everyone always so negative here? It’s just a game. There are women and children drowning in oceans fleeing a brutal regime in Syria, and here we are upset that Patrick Towles missed a few passes? This is a strange world.



    • ukcats42301
      12:13 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      CatholicPriest You should be preparing for Sunday’s sermon not on a sports website on the evil internet



  2. Wow
    11:12 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Look at that stupid Bo Duke haircut.



  3. Fred Parks
    11:12 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    UK will beat FLORIDA as soon as the POPE BECOMES AN ORDAINED SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER!!!



  4. Drew Barkers Dad
    11:12 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Patrick being interviewed after the game tried to throw himself under a bus, he missed by several yards………….



    • Ryan Newman
      12:04 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Lol that was great, I needed a good laugh



  5. Rixter
    11:12 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    This particular headline is getting pretty old.
    But hang onto it, you can use it again next week.



  6. ukcory15
    11:13 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Yeah but that was ONLY his 2ND completion in the second half!!!



  7. The Rest of the story
    11:13 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    No one is asking to throw Pat under the bus even tho he deserves it but staying with him is asking for half empty stadium.



  8. G mo
    11:13 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops better get off the Towles bus or he will be getting run by it!!!



  9. MGH
    11:14 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    It’s year four at UK and he still has no touch on passes that aren’t long bombs. Asking people to have faith in a kid to suddenly develop that this late in the game is going to be a hard sell. A really hard one, actually.

    Pat is who he is. I don’t see him getting all that better. Hard to picture a big leap for him in intangibles all of a sudden. This is who Pat is. This is what our QB situation is. A guy who isn’t a remotely polished passer and a highly rated back up who must be a total on the field mess to not be able to steal snaps right now.



    • Rixter
      11:26 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      You’re exactly right. We might take a small step back in the short term (is that possible?), but in the long term, it’s the only path to success.

      Be bold, coach Stoops



  10. Gator Chomp
    11:14 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Suck my salty balls kentucky. We are down this year and beat you14-9.. Kentucky has three field goals. Hahahahahaaaaaa. We left 17 points on the board, so be thankful. This site has been great for a few laughs this week. Your simpleton writers thought you were going to win.



    • JD
      11:17 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Your mothers an Astronaut



    • Yoda
      11:17 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Trolling. But…correct. Nooooo!



    • jayiron11
      11:30 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      You might want to check the box score dipshit. As far as leaving points on the board, that dropped TD in the 1st Quarter is 7 points. The red zone FGs is 14 more. I can promise you this. Florida wont win the East. You are a little bitch and I bet a middle school girl could chase you to yhe river with a switch.



    • omg
      10:01 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      I can’t believe the chubby girl hasn’t deleted this yet.



  11. Kim Davis
    11:15 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Keep your chin up, Patrick. Perseverance through trials of faith and temptations of the secular world will see you through to your goals. Believe in yourself, and become the quarterback we’ve all wanted you to be.



    • Tony
      11:36 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      You sound like his priest before taking him to the confessional



    • NavyCat
      10:46 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Sounds like his grandmother. Patrick is not a thinking quarterback or he would’ve gotten rid of the ball the second he was forced out of the pocket if nothing else to save time let alone the yardage that put UK at 4th and forever. He has never looked comfortable in the pocket; he’s got happy feet.



  12. Terry L.
    11:15 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Yes he did save that drive with the scramble..but how many drives did he kill with 5-15 yard passes thrown 2-3 feet too high..behind..in front?? It was a lot I know that. Im all for him..he has the tools..but hes making the exact same bad decisions and throws as last season..too many sacks..too slow to make the throw and inaccurate..Bad combination.



    • Real Talk
      11:20 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      There was also an uncalled ilegal block on that run.



  13. Yoda
    11:15 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Seems like a good dude, but what has he ever proven? It’s not all on him, but he is really mediocre on every level. Can we stop talking about how underrated he is?



  14. Leuther
    11:16 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    The futility continues against Florida football…



    • Hmm
      11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Shut up, Leuther. Your team has lost its last 4 games.



  15. Jus sayin
    11:16 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    ECU was 37/58 for yards through the air in for 346 the swamp. Don’t tell me Towels going 8/24 126 is okay.

    FLA defense is not THAT good.



    • cig107
      2:43 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Yes, the Florida defense is that good. Towles threw for 370 and 3 TD in the Swamp as well. Florida defense is better this year.

      No one is saying it’s ok. But need to take into account the 6 sacks, QB hurries, and drops. 4 or 5 of them. Think we see Drew in the Mizzou game for a series or two.



  16. BBNBIGTIME
    11:16 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    The Florida secondary kept them at bay??? Yeah, receivers dropped a couple of passes. True. Towles also OVERTHREW receivers on many more occasions, however. The early interception was on Towles. Late in the game, he completely missed Bone in the endzone. He overthrew Badet on a deep ball when the latter had daylight in front of him. Several times he just completely whiffed on the easiest of screen/short passes. Don’t try to gloss over a horrific performance. I like Patrick, I like his family. Jim & Mary Bunning are great human beings. Still, Towles was awful and the biggest reason UK lost this game. Credit to the defense for keeping the Cats in it.



  17. ukcory15
    11:16 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    You guys only like him because you think he is so great on Finnebaum’s (whatever his name is) show.



  18. G mo
    11:16 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Was the bus behind him or over his head or what out in front of him!



  19. brian mcdonald
    11:17 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    yes, the O-line sucked, yes he had some drops, but at the end off the day….pattyice (what a stupid name) sucked and couldn’t move the ball. He over threw several key passes (including the interception) but most importantly made bad decision after bad decision……his feet were made of concrete. One big run was great, but why didnt he do more of that (see Will Greer) Great guy…loves Ky, but Im ready to see something differnet



  20. G mo
    11:18 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    He’s a red shirt junior? He is who he is… Not very damn good!



    • Bill
      11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Bingo!



  21. Not Dan Issel
    11:19 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Time for Drew.



  22. WildFan
    11:19 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    “Pat will find a way to find a way”

    Did you really mean to type that at the end of your post? I think the rest of the nation just saw that Pat did not find a way to find a way. Towles has to go. Whether Barker I’d ready or not, it is obvious that Towles will never be ready. Overthrown… “my bad”, underthrown… “my bad”. Yes, it is his bad but you can’t put all the blame on Towles because just like all of us, he just isn’t an SEC level talent. No a lot of the blame must go on the coaching staff that keeps putting Patrick Towles on the field in SEC games.



    • Rixter
      11:59 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Stated perfectly.



  23. ScoggDog
    11:20 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    It’s time to move on from this kid … might not be fair, but it’s true.

    Leave Towles in there – and it’s another 5-7 season. Play Barker – and maybe he’s not ready. Might go 4-8. Of course, might go 7-5.

    Folks – when UK threw downfield, receivers were getting open. Yes, they dropped balls. But they were getting steps. And “Patty Ice” has a way of scattering throws that doesn’t let receivers get in rhythm.

    Pull him – or throw away this season. Pure and simple.



  24. JD
    11:21 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Jared Lorenzen, I love Ya Buddy, But you cant teach an inaccurate QB to be Accurate. Period.



  25. Stoops v. Cal
    11:21 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    It’s not throwing a player under the bus if he continually shows he doesn’t deserve to start. It’s about accountability and creating a teaching moment.

    Player plays poorly under Stoops: I’m not going to bench him because it’s throwing him under the bus. I don’t want to hurt Snowflake’s feelings.

    Player plays poorly under Coach Cal: I love the bench. The best player starts.

    See the difference in results.



    • YOOOOOOOOO
      11:36 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      What if Towles is the best player and Stoops is playing him for that reason…
      I’m sure Barker has the potential but he’s still just a redshirt freshman. I want to see
      Barker too but I think Towles can beat Mizzou (who beat Uconn by 3 tonight 9-6)
      and gives us a chance against a struggling Auburn and the cupcakes (UL included). If Barker takes
      over the job so be it but I don’t want to see him thrown in there before the coaching
      staff thinks he’s ready. We have a solid recruiting class and we can still make a bowl with Towles.
      Barker may have the highest upside but if we throw him in too early we can ruin this season
      and the recruiting class could fall apart. Lets remember this is a young team who’s best
      football is still ahead of them. Go Cats.



    • Stickman
      11:36 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Stoops doesn’t even know when to call a timeout. You think he’s going to know when to start a different QB?



  26. Allen
    11:23 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    I have a lot of respect for Partrick and his support for UK, but it may be time we look to the future with Barker. Just my Opinion. Defense played great tonight. If we hadn’t thrown the interception, we would have won.



  27. Not Dan Issel
    11:23 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t know if Drew can play or not, but Towles has been awful. Why not take a chance and see what Drew can do? How much worse can it be?



  28. Matt
    11:24 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Sounds like this writer needs to stand in line with Matt Jones and Jared Lorenzen to suck Patrick Towles off. Time for a change at QB but we need a change at OC so he doesn’t ruin Barker the only future we have.



    • Ball Sack
      11:27 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Matt jones knows his way around a penis more than he does a football.



  29. art vandalay
    11:25 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Barker has to be a complete mess or you know Stoops would give him a crack. The guy wants to keep his job and right now PT looks just good enough to make the fans think how good we could be with an average QB.

    Kid could be an off the field/leadership nightmare. Who knows…gotta let him take a few snaps and find out.

    PT just isnt accurate enough and doesnt progress through hia reads fast enough to get us where we should be eith the rest of our talent.



  30. Allen
    11:26 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    I know we want to run the ball, but Dawson’s offense may not be use to this. It is not what he did in WV



    • Need more time
      11:35 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      This is Dawson’s first year. Maybe the reason we didn’t go all air is that Dawson knows our WR may not be up to par, where he feels comfortable at going with more pass plays. Also Pat may not be the quarterback, he wants, nor barker, so maybe he knows our strength is run game now



  31. Doesn't matter
    11:26 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    He seems like a really nice guy and he is set no matter what happens on the field. It is obvious ksr has a crush on him but he has hurt us tremendously all 3 games. His accuracy is atrocious. At this point we have to give barker a shot. If we don’t what kind of message does that send to any QB recruit we go after.



    • Rixter
      11:40 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      SHHHHHHHH. Towles is Lorenzen’s boy



  32. kjames
    11:26 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    O.LINE loss UK the game. not pat



    • BBNBIGTIME
      11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Please. The O-line did a decent job against an athletic Florida front. Pressure on the QB is not why Towles, time and time again, threw missiles over his receivers and wounded ducks behind his targets.



    • Clyde
      12:09 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Patty was horrible last year. No improvement. The offensive line was horrible last year. No improvement. The play calling was horrible last year. No improvement. If Boom doesn’t rip off a 70 yard run, we don’t score. how does Barker not at least get a series or two at some point to see if he can spark the offense.



  33. Stoops is a bust
    11:27 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Of course Stoops shouldn’t throw the QB under the bus, he should throw his own sorry ass under it.

    The guy can recruit with the best of them, but his in-game decision making and management is EVERY BIT as clueless as Joker Philips’ was. There is virtually no difference.



    • Hmm
      11:33 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      This might be the stupidest comment I’ve read all night. Kudos, lady.



    • Cats paw
      11:39 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      ^^^^*this is the only guy in this thread that knows football!! Letting 20 seconds run off the clock and then calling a timeout b4 the 2 minute warning and then running the ball with a minute left in the game shows he has no clue how to coach. And he makes 3.5 million/yr to do this???????



    • Stickman
      11:39 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Well unfortunately, the numbers support “Stoops is a bust” and his statement. You might want to rethink your comment, young woman.



  34. OldUKFan
    11:27 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Everybody should calm down. This is the 50 year reality of Kentucky football. Go to the games and enjoy the tailgating but don’t let the annual pre season hype cloud your better judgment. After all basketball is just around the corner



  35. Allen
    11:27 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Too much talent at wide receiver not to be able to get them the ball



  36. TKaT
    11:28 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Pat threw a touchdown strike 40 yards in 1st quarter, receiver dropped it. That cost us the game.



    • Rixter
      11:29 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      It wasn’t a ‘strike’. The defender got his hands all over that pass before Miller dropped it.



    • Kyblue34
      11:34 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      That was one play. Then, Towles followed it up by passing the ball towards Hargreaves, which is just stupid.



    • Andy
      11:36 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      @ Rixter- > You mean Dorian Baker dropped it. The ball fell right into him and he just dropped it. Watch the replay.



  37. Rixter
    11:28 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    “Patrick needs to play better. He can play better” – Mark Stoops

    Raise your hand if you’re sick to death of hearing this statement after games.



    • DerbyDemon
      9:41 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      I’ve got my hands raised WAAAAAY up!! It is painfully obvious that Stoops is going to stick with Ms. Patty. It’s also painfully obvious the remaining home games will be played to less-than capacity. I (along with many others) have listened to Stoops’ bullshit long enough. Nothing has changed, and as long as Ms. Patty continues at qback, nothing will change.



  38. Matt
    11:28 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Did I hear when we hired Dawson that he didn’t call the plays on offense for WV?



    • Nick Fleitz
      11:30 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      That’s right Dana Holgerson calls the plays at West Virginia.



    • Matt
      11:31 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      I guess we see why he didn’t call the plays for them!!!



    • Kyblue34
      11:36 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Probably why most WVU fans were not that upset to see him go.



    • Matt
      11:41 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      We are recruiting better talent but if u don’t have a good play caller you will never see a positive return.



  39. Stevie
    11:30 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    KSR should really sell these rose-colored glasses they put on every year.



  40. Kyblue34
    11:31 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    We haven’t scored a TD in six quarters! Florida has a couple of good players on D, but overall they are not great. We were outcoached and outplayed on the offensive end, and Towles is just flat out garbage in the clutch.



  41. Will B
    11:32 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Cant put this one on Towles. Though he may have been able to throw away a couple of the sacks, the O-line was completely manhandled. The SEC east is way down this year and with Mizzou and Auburn looking very mediocre, if not bad, and having them both in Lexington, this could have been a pretty special year. Unfortunately losing what was a very winnable game that i think a lot of people, not just UK fans, almost expected them to win, I think will kill a lot of the good feeling they had going. But it comes back to the line and watching this tonight made me think that maybe UK isnt as close to turning the corner in the SEC as I had hoped. Florida, right now, is a bottom tier SEC team and they had their way with the O-line, which is just going to kill UK as they move into the tougher part of the schedule. I think UK matches up fairly well with just about anyone in the “skill postions”, but that doesnt matter if the line cant protect long enough to get the ball out… This one hurt. I expected them to win this.



    • BBNBIGTIME
      11:34 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Please. The O-line did a decent job against an athletic Florida front. Pressure on the QB is not why Towles, time and time again, threw missiles over his receivers and wounded ducks behind his targets.



    • The Rest of the story
      11:42 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

      Florida will get to a toilet bowl and nothing better. They are just no good on offense if they can only score 14 on a team that has no run defense. UK was coached poorly, especially on offense and with clock management by Stoops. Towles will never be the guy to take UK to a bowl. He just does not have it. If Barker is not able then go deeper or this team won’t win 4 games. Dawson is way out of his league here against any SEC defense. Worst play calling since Joker was here. Stoops better get it together soon or he will be on the hot seat real fast. All the hype does not make this a better team just a hyped team that still loses games it should win.



    • Will B
      4:49 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      BBNBIGTIME, Come on man, those sacks, they were not coverage sacks that he just stayed too long in the pocket. Every one of them some one got right through virtually untouched. Im not saying Towles played particularly well, but it definitely was not all his fault.



  42. ScoggDog
    11:33 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    raising hand



  43. Drew
    11:34 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Towles has been off all season!!!!! Do you really think he’ll find his way? Cmon man are you watching the same game that everyone else is??? He’s a 4th year JR and still has accuracy issues, Takes way to long getting rid of the ball, lost his mobility and he’s lost his speed!! He’s a hell of a lot slower this year than from last year. If UK wants to win games and make a bowl bid Stoops better bench Towles and give the kid everybody was all excited about when he picked UK over SC!!!!!!! It’s time for Drew Barker!!!!



  44. ukcory15
    11:34 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    TKaT September 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “Pat threw a touchdown strike 40 yards in 1st quarter, receiver dropped it. That cost us the game.”

    REALLY? He threw 2 completions in the second half!! Plus that ball was underthrown with 2 players on him. Yes he should have caught it but you act like he was wide open and the ball was right to him.



  45. stonecats
    11:35 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    No, Dawson did not call the plays at WV. Baker was horrendous. He catches that ball in the end zone, and we win that game.



  46. Air Raid
    11:35 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Coach Stoops use of timeouts down the stretch was brilliant.



  47. Max
    11:39 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    He sucks start drew barker you honestly can’t defend him after this game he is the reason we lost



  48. sick and tired
    11:44 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    good night Patrick well it’s time to go, drew drew drew drew drew drew drew drew drew



  49. AirForceOne
    11:51 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Just an amateur observation, but it seems Towles takes too long in his progressions and hangs some passes that need to be on a rope. Furthermore, the UK offense seems to ignore using a tight end on some bump and release routes in the middle or even slant routes from the slots. We looked pretty predictable tonight. The good news….it’s only one game. There is a lot of football left to play. Go Cats!!



    • Clyde
      12:18 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      UK runs plays that require going through a progression? All I see are horribly conceived screen passes. In all seriousness, I totally agree. He is flat-footed in the pocket when they do stretch the field and tonight it destroyed drives when he took stupid sacks instead of throwing the damn ball out of bounds.



  50. CATandMONKEY
    11:52 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Baker’s dropped TD pass that was ON THE MONEY in the first quarter – changes the game.
    No excuse Towles taking those sacks though. Receivers were attrocious.



  51. Patrick sucks
    11:52 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Patrick needs to be benched! I know ksr swings from his little ball sack, but he’s awful! Zero pocket awareness and he overthrows receivers like Shane Boyd under threw receivers. Which is all the time! The o line got beat by a better d line. It Patrick has full control of the offense, then why is he not checking out of these plays and making adjustments at the line????! Because he sucks ass!!!! It’s time for a change.



  52. bigfan
    11:52 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Once again the mighty wildcats go home with their heads tucked between their asses. Talk all that shht but still SCC bottom feeders!!!



  53. bigfan
    11:56 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Once again the mighty wildcats go home with their heads tucked between their asses. Talk all that shht but still SEC that is…. bottom feeders!!!



  54. Ray
    11:56 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Patrick isn’t responsible for the irrational numerous run play calls into a dominant Florida front 7, or a 3-second pass pocket, or dropped passes/interception. The staff goes into safe mode and doesn’t call plays with the same swagger the team has. Play to win the game.



    • Clyde
      12:21 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Couldn’t agree more. Last year and so far this year reminds me of the Tennessee game in 2007 when we were too scared to win.



  55. Wilbur Crick
    11:58 pm September 19, 2015 Permalink

    Barker should get some reps. We are not getting much done offensively against anybody. 33%cop. Rate and numerous sacks =loss! 8 pass completions in the SEC is an automatic loss!



  56. Jimbob Bautista
    12:07 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Patrick certainly didn’t have a good game, but lets look at the facts:

    1. The offensive line couldn’t handle Florida’s defensive line. The offensive line played as bad or worse than Patrick.
    2. The receivers sucked tonight…they played as bad or worse than Patrick.
    3. Dawson’s run-first strategy left Patrick in many third and longs (I’d love to hear why Dawson ran so much).

    I’m not a Towles fan-boy, but this game wasn’t all Patrick’s fault. Whether Patrick played well or not, Barker needs to play at least a couple of series per game.



  57. kes
    12:11 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Im telling you guys, this is from a very good source. Barker will NEVER play here i was told by someone in the know this is straight up serious



    • anon
      1:05 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      who’s this so called “source” and the reasoning why he wont play here? I don’t believe you but i’d like to hear your response.



    • kes
      8:25 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      lets just put it this way, he isnt the sharpest knife in the drawer



    • DerbyDemon
      9:45 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      “Isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.” And Patrick Towles is? That dog ain’t gonna’ hunt.



    • Not Dan Issel
      10:59 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Barker could not be playing for a number of reasons: 1) His off-season antics has caused the coaching staff to lose confidence in him; 2) He’s a jerk not liked by his teammates and thus again no confidence; 3) He’s simply not as good as all the hype from high school led us to believe (hard to believe that Stoops would not play Barker if he was demonstrably better than Towles in practice). BUT, if Barker isn’t going to play, then Reece Phillips needs to start taking some snaps.



  58. Keith
    12:11 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Patrick Towles does need to improve his accuracy. That’s the bottom line… He also needs mentors like Andre Woodson, Tim Couch, and Jared Lorenzon to volunteer and help coach him and to help him improve his passing game. He has the talent. He just needs to get over his anxiety issues. I am still supporting Patrick Towles. He is just a junior and has plenty of time to learn before Baker steps in.



  59. Jim
    12:13 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Coker at Bama and JT Barret at OSU can get benched but Towles can’t?? Cmon…



  60. Air Raid
    12:20 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    I’d rather bob for apples in a sewer or listen to Matt go on and on about his idiotic liberal views than see Patrick at QB next week.



  61. USA Army Guy
    12:33 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    PT needs to look meaner and tougher. He needs to get a Army buzz haircut and get rid of the beard. EOM.



    • Tony
      8:55 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      What a want to be “playboy” who ever told him he was good looking has a sick, sick humor!



  62. MustangCat
    12:52 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Towles is not the answer. Simple as that. We need to start at least prepping Barker. Get him in for a QT. a game. We can win 6-7, maybe 8, with Towles! Judging by how our competition looks this year. We needed this game, but will pick up a couple we were 50/50 on. Barker needs to have the reigns by game 7. Can still go back to Towles if Batker flops. Towles isn’t going to get much better. We have way too good of a team around him now, to blow a very important season on him. Better be thinking about our recruiting classes. Can’t understand Stoops at the end? How do you not call a TO???? Coaches are good. Not great, yet. Will be. Towles won’t.



  63. MustangCat
    12:56 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    At least Bama is getting smoked, at home! Glad we don’t play OLE MISS this year! Play calling in this game was head scratcher throughout. Still should have won. Can’t have that many shots inside the 5 and not score the TD. SMH. Played into their strengths, not ours.



  64. Jeffrey
    1:00 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Hard to have a good game when your O line doesn’t hold up most of the time.



  65. Towles Haters
    3:05 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Stop hating on Towles…. Did anyone notice that the offensive line didn’t show up tonight??? Towles had no time at all let alone the running game (which is our strong point on offense) the defense was unreal and allowed 7points… The other 7 came from the interception which wasn’t 100% Towles fault. So find a new reason to hate on Kentucky football.



  66. Will B
    4:42 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Im as big and as irrational a UK fan as the next guy (and proud of it), but I don’t understand all this hate on Towles and for some of you, the program in general. How do you go from so excited about the season this morning, to what a good number of you are saying now? I get it, I saw the game, and the only bright spot was the defense. Towles did not play well, the O-line looked especially bad, and of course the drops didnt help anyone either, but damn guys, how fair-weather can you get?



    • timer
      8:01 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      Was Uzelak back on our sideline calling plays. The O-line was totally dominated and the defense missed way too many tackles. Our guys just weren’t ready to play.



    • DerbyDemon
      9:48 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

      “How do you go from so excited about the season this morning, to what a good number of you are saying now?” Really? I mean, REALLY? How friggin’ long have YOU been watching UK football? It’s VERY EASY, you see, because it’s the hype BS we get every year and then fail to produce anything on the field.



  67. SinceStollField
    8:50 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Through three games, Patrick Towles has completed 51.7 percent of his passes (45.5 percent in second half and 40.7 percent in fourth quarter), has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns and has yet to throw a touchdown pass in league play. This isn’t hating on Towles. This isn’t a cry for the backup quarterback. Just facts and an obvious need for improvement.



  68. Robert
    11:11 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    If anyone is waiting for Towles to get any better I’ve got news for ya. It’s not gonna happen. I don’t think the coaches have confidence in him right now either. That’s JMI. Towles may make a couple of nice passes a game, but they are far and few in between.



  69. Danny Mac Boy
    11:33 am September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully before the Missouri game Patrick Towles uncle will throw him in jail like he did to that poor Christian woman in Morehead. Because watching Patrick last night and in the second half of the first two games was a true abomination. Give someone else a chance!!!



  70. bluebegood
    12:37 pm September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Haters, lost bettors, Louisville losers, and just ignorant people with trash mouths all join together here.



  71. Radmankd
    2:14 pm September 20, 2015 Permalink

    Overthrows yes. What about all of his underthrows (all year long). Receivers get behind the defender and then have to wait on the ball to arrive and fight with the DB to try to make the catch.
    It’s time to drop the Patty Ice nickname, just doesn’t fit him.
    What we’ve seen Towles do in his time at UK is what you’re going to get. A few times good, but mostly average. He doesn’t have those special qualities that elite QBs naturally have. It is not something you pick up through coaching and playing time. It’s just that “it” factor. He doesn’t possess it. The long scramble he had was good, but could have been great if he follows his 2 blockers down the sideline, probably scores. Instead he cuts back to center of the field leaving his blockers and right in to the safety.
    Yes, our offensive woes are not all on Towles. Freddie Maggard said we’d go as far as QB play could take us. I’m not seeing a lot a mileage. FM said areas that needed to improve from last year were completion % and ” throwing receivers open”. Not happening, and I don’t have much hope that it will.
    Matt Jones said on post game show, his sources tell him Towles outplays Barker in practice. Stoops continues to say it’s Towles team. So, the bumpy, rough ride that is UK football will continue. I hope the recruits and fans don’t decide to jump off thr bus.