Mark Stoops’ final radio show of the season was tonight, but he was only featured for a short segment. On the road for a big recruiting week, Stoops called in with a few nuggets of information.
He confirmed that Drew Barker is the starting quarterback as the program moves forward without Patrick Towles, but he did leave the opportunity open for Reese Phillips to make a move in the Spring. Phillips will be a redshirt Junior next Fall, acting only as the holder for the placekicker after recovering from an Achille’s injury during Spring Practice. If you’ll recall, Reese nearly won the competition over Towles two years ago.
Another semi-encouraging nugget…Stoops praised the linebacker transfers, Minnesota’s De’Niro Laster and Nebraska’s Courtney Love. Love displayed leadership on the scout team and Laster was extremely agsressive. Stoops used the word “unblockable” to describe them, but I don’t know how much that means against UK’s offensive line. Both will be eligible to play next Fall.