Terry Wilson is dropping bombs.
Absent from the offense in 2017, the first-year Kentucky quarterback found Lynn Bowden for a 70-yard gain in Saturday’s scrimmage. We didn’t see much from the scrimmage, but Wilson was nice enough to show this spectacular play on his Instagram story.
Bowden’s catch is more impressive than Wilson’s throw. The long-ball got hung up in the wind, forcing Bowden to turn his head from his right shoulder to his left. Catching a deep pass is never easy, but to track that pass, stop and re-route in double coverage is something few can do.
A big thank you to Terry for posting this video because we did not see a lot of big plays in UK’s highlight package.
As you probably noticed, the editing crew gave equal time to all three quarterbacks. It reflects the coaches’ message throughout this quarterback competition. Here’s what Stoops had to say about them after Saturday’s scrimmage:
“The same thing I say all the time. Some good, some bad. I’d like to say it’s all good across the board, but everybody says it, but it’s true: they need players around them. Offensively you have to be in sync. You have to have some guys that will create some big things for you. We did hit some today. It seemed like after some of the ones were out of there, they did hit some. That’s what we need. The quarterbacks will be fine. We need guys to make big plays around them.”
Not only did Stoops refuse to get into specifics, he turned attention to “the players around them.” By keeping attention off the quarterbacks, the storylines have been lackluster this spring. However, by underselling the next QB, there’s exponentially less pressure to perform right away.
Fans probably won’t see much more from the quarterbacks until next Friday’s spring game. Until then, enjoy Terry’s bomb to Bowden, because that’s all you’re going to get.