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Patrick Towles is Doing Work in California

Photo from Pat’s Dad Terry, posted by our friend, Larry Vaught.

Photo from Pat's Dad Terry, posted by our friend, Larry Vaught.

Photo from Pat’s Dad Terry, posted by our friend, Larry Vaught.

No one improved more during the Spring than Patrick Towles, and he attributed a lot of his success to putting in additional work outside of practice.  Just because he had a good Spring game doesn’t mean he’s going to slow his roll.

Towles is spending the week in sunny San Diego working with Quarterback Coach George Whitfield Jr.  Whitfield’s resume is lengthy and very impressive, with Sports Illustrated calling Whitfield, “The go-to-coach for big name QB’s Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck.”  There are a myriad of college quarterbacks joining Towles this week, including Tennessee’s Justin Worley and Nebraska’s Johnny Stanton.

Pat had a fire lit under his butt during his redshirt season.  Knowing he needed a faster release and a more compact throwing motion, Pat spent much of his off time working with quarterback coach Donny Walker.  The extra work has brought him one step closer to his ultimate goal of becoming the starting quarterback for his home state school.

“I’m a totally different player than I was last year,” Towles said after the Spring Game. “It’s night and day. I’m excited about where we’re at as a team. I’m excited about where we’re at as an offense. I’m excited about where we’re going.”

After working with Whitfield, things can only keep getting better for Patty Ice. (especially if he finds who he’s looking for in California)

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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

7 Comments for Patrick Towles is Doing Work in California



  1. gobgblu37
    3:05 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Good luck to the young man. UK needs someone to step up at QB, hopefully he can take the reins and led us to the promise land. GBB!!!



  2. Big Mike in The Wood
    3:09 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    good to see the young man putting in the work. I don’t care who our starting QB ends up being but I like to see our guys pushing themselves to improve.



  3. ChrisNAshland
    3:19 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    It feels good to see Patrick Towles setting the example and showing the young guys what it’s going to take to compete in big time college football and the SEC.

    Would this be the football equivalent to the famous “breakfast club” in basketball a couple years ago?

    Keep up the good work Patrick. Hard work pays off.



    • hal
      7:37 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

      it would be the equivalent of paying a one-on-one trainer to teach what he has taught other high-profile nfl QBs



  4. UKfanNKY
    4:33 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Keep up the hard work it will pay off…………..GO CATS!!!



  5. Eric
    4:57 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    He has certainly put in the hard work in the off season. I hope he has success and can earn the starting job. It would be the best outcome for the program. That would give us the ability to redshirt Barker. Dont get me wrong, if Barker is the best, then start him. Im just saying i hope Towles turns out to be the best option this year.



  6. Staff
    7:35 pm May 21, 2014 Permalink

    There goes Barker’s chance of starting for the next 3 years. Towles has to be the favorite to start and once he has the job, he’ll keep it. He’s definitely putting in the work.