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Stoops called Bowden very ‘durable’ and ‘hard to get ahold of’ (KNOCK ON WOOD)

We don’t know who will be Kentucky’s starting quarterback at Georgia tomorrow, but it’s safe to assume Lynn Bowden will get his share of the snaps, if not all of them. When that happens, he will once again have to play somewhat cautious and protect himself while running against Georgia’s defense, one of the best defenses in the entire country, with plenty of potential NFL talent on its roster.

But can Bowden do that while running the ball 20+ times a game?

Mark Stoops said, “Obviously, knock on some wood here, but Lynn is very durable. (Note: You better be knocking on wood right now dammit.) Certain guys are just hard to get ahold of…Lynn is one of those guys that’s always hard to get a clean shot on.”

Stoops said Terry Wilson is the same way — shifty, elusive, evasive — but noted Wilson’s injury was unfortunate and a “different type of shot.” You remember it: he was pulled down from behind by a pretty blatant horse-collar tackle in the Eastern Michigan game.

Moving along, Stoops recalled a time last season when Bowden took a hard hit and bounced up like it was nothing. “So I hope it stays that way,” Stoops added, “but he’s been very durable, and generally speaking he’s hard to get a real good, clean shot on.”

As for the other QB on the depth chart, Sawyer Smith is doing better. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran bragged on the zip on Smith’s ball in practice, but neither coach would reveal if there is enough zip to put him back on the field.

Stoops would only say, “He’s still getting better and better with every opportunity, every day. He seems better and he feels better, so we’ll see.”

Now please tell me you knocked on wood. All of you.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Stoops called Bowden very ‘durable’ and ‘hard to get ahold of’ (KNOCK ON WOOD)

  1. Skooms
    12:12 pm October 18, 2019 Permalink


  2. J. Did
    12:18 pm October 18, 2019 Permalink

    I do worry about GEORGIA heavily damaging somebody – every week.

    Unfortunately, this particular week, they are on the warpath.

    Yes, it’s the SEC. One should be tough enough to handle it; and, I agree.

    But this game is different; every dawg has something to prove.

    It will be ugly.

  3. clarks
    12:27 pm October 18, 2019 Permalink

    This in the end could be a blessing with wilson done for the year. Now bowden can get snaps to take the load and pressure off of smith. Think putting the whole game on smith no longer than he has been on campus was too much. Now we can mix it up take that pressure off and ride the hot hand. Think this gives them a chance to salvage the rest of season after the wilson injury, and would think a mixture may be in the works rest of the way

  4. michaelb
    1:57 pm October 18, 2019 Permalink

    We don’t know if Georgia is ready to beat someone by 50. They might feel like baby girls right now …. js lol

  5. CombatMedic_98
    3:04 pm October 18, 2019 Permalink

    Uks Defense is developing and getting better…stop the run early and maintain that I think we can win the game…if not…UGLY day…!

  6. Kbozee
    4:14 pm October 18, 2019 Permalink

    Can we knock on Walker Wood?