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Stoops Says Wildcats are Ready to Show Fans They Have What it Takes
Glenn Osborne - The River City News
Its been just over a week since Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops answered the question hes been asked most frequently since the 2013 season ended.

Whos your starting quarterback?

Yet when Stoops met with the media Monday in advance of the Wildcats season-opener against Tennessee Martin Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, it was a bit surprising when he said he also hoped his second string quarterback got on the field for at least a series or two.

Sophomore Patrick Towles, the former Mr. Football from Ft. Thomas Highlands, is the No. 1 signal-caller and hell see the bulk of the action. But backup Reese Phillips could also get a few snaps, Stoops said.

Thats the plan right now, Stoops said. Well get into that honestly as we get through this week. I think Id love to play him. But you know and I know Patrick needs the reps. Weve got to get out there, get better, move this program forward. Well see how that goes. But to answer your question, Id be very disappointed if he didnt play in this game.

But no matter what happens behind center on Saturday, dont look for Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown to have a quick hook should Towles struggle a bit.
For more, read the full article at The River City News
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