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Terry Wilson confirms this will be his “last ride” at Kentucky

Photo by Jacob Noger – UK Football

Photo by Jacob Noger – UK Football

Terry Wilson will not take advantage of the NCAA’s blanket waiver for an additional year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an exclusive interview with Shawn Smith and Derek Terry of the Kentucky Daily podcast, the UK quarterback said that while he supports the NCAA’s decision and feels it’s the right call on their part, the 2020 college football season will be his “last ride.”

“I would hope [the NCAA] would do that for guys,” Wilson said on Kentucky Daily. “As for me, this is the last ride, my last year. But I honestly think it was a good decision for them because there are guys who are freshmen and sophomores who don’t want to lose that year of eligibility, so I feel like it’s a good thing.”

According to the NCAA Division I Council’s ruling, fall sport athletes will be allowed to appear in any number of games this season and not lose a season of eligibility, regardless of what happens in 2020.

For seniors who would have played their final season this fall, they will not count toward next year’s scholarship limit. However, schools will not be required to match their financial obligation to the player. Even though the player has one year of eligibility remaining, the school can reduce or completely cut their scholarship.

Football programs are limited to 85 scholarship players per year, with Kentucky set to have 17 seniors this season, potentially setting up 100-plus scholarships to account for in Lexington next year.

We don’t know which Wildcats will take the NCAA up on their offer, but we do know Terry Wilson won’t be one of them.

For Wilson’s complete appearance on Kentucky Daily, listen here:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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15 Comments for Terry Wilson confirms this will be his “last ride” at Kentucky



  1. PensacolaCat
    12:37 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Good news for our backup QBs.



  2. michaelb
    12:39 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Who’s gonna be the first to find out a way to cheat with the blanket waiver … self -900 wade -800



  3. ukkatzfan
    12:42 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    So, no need for redshirts then ?



    • satcheluk
      12:49 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

      Everything I’ve been able to find say it is only for seniors who missed out on competing this past Spring. Underclassmen will not be receiving extra years, as far as I can tell.



  4. satcheluk
    12:46 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Hey Jack- I was able to find info on the NCAA extending for seniors this spring, but nothing about athletes competing this year. Here’s the link: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/division-i-council-extends-eligibility-student-athletes-impacted-covid-19

    Where did you read about fall athletes getting the same treatment?



  5. Headhurts
    12:51 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Think Terry has already mentioned this would be his last.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      12:54 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

      He has… Was thinking the same thing…



  6. michaelb
    12:52 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Is there any good reason terry would not opt to play again ? 1 he plans on having such a good year hat he will be drafted or 2. This is an answer for ‘now’ & he will probably change his mind



    • BBN4LIFE03
      1:20 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

      He has a child to take care of now



    • michaelb
      2:25 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you , I forgot



    • ClutchCargo
      3:31 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

      He has been in school for awhile now, and at 3 different schools. Probably ready to move on to the next chapter, whatever that is.



  7. michaelb
    12:53 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Terry looks a lot bigger this year



  8. CJKAssassin123
    2:56 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    If we didn’t have Beau Allen,or Joey Gatewood I would be concerned but we do so I think we will be A Ok.



  9. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    5:38 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Terry & Stoops both said this a while back.