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Stoops: No Joey Gatewood gentleman’s agreement with Auburn

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Ready for a Joey Gatewood update? Well, there is no Joey Gatewood update. At the start of his first press conference of the season, Mark Stoops was asked about the status of the former Auburn quarterback, who transferred to Kentucky last December, and said the staff is still waiting to hear from the league office if he will be eligible this season.

“Not at this point,” Stoops said. “No. No word.”

Stoops also shot down the rumored gentleman’s agreement between Kentucky and Auburn regarding Gatewood. Last week, Rivals’ Travis Graf reported that Kentucky’s staff agreed not to play Gatewood against Auburn in exchange for the Tigers’ cooperation with the waiver request.

“There is no agreement, no gentleman’s agreement. I’m waiting to hear back from the league because it’s an SEC-to-SEC school [transfer], so we’re waiting to hear back from them.”

In Kentucky’s first depth chart of the season, true freshman Beau Allen is listed as No. 2 quarterback behind starter Terry Wilson.

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9 Comments for Stoops: No Joey Gatewood gentleman’s agreement with Auburn



  1. ClutchCargo
    12:36 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

    I’m glad that’s finally cleared up. But more interesting to me right now is that Beau Allen is listed as the backup.



    • friendsofcoal
      12:41 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

      Who else would be the backup?



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      12:45 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

      Sawyer Smith



    • Bluehender
      1:38 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

      Everything I’m hearing is that we have a future superstar in Beau Allen. But I do hope they get Gatewood cleared to play. Is there a time line on when a decision would be made?



  2. BobbyBlue
    12:42 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

    It is well known that Emmert has it in for Calipari , but does his bias also extend to everything Ky ?



  3. peaches76
    12:59 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

    If the reasoning is SEC vs SEC then there are a few other transfers within the league that shouldn’t be getting a waiver



  4. BigBlueFoo42777
    1:02 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

    If eligible I can’t see Joey not getting alot of minutes later in the season. If not I wouldn’t be suprised if Beau get minutes hopefully td Terry proves me to be an idiot and plays really well.



  5. BigBluSoTru
    1:12 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

    Matt and KSR are the ones who started the gentlemens aggreement crap



    • dcforuk
      9:31 pm September 21, 2020 Permalink

      Does the from transfer school need to approve SEC to SEC transfers?