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Drew Barker gets his shot to stop Kentucky’s slide

The big news coming out of Mark Stoops’ press luncheon on Monday was easily the decision to give redshirt freshman Drew Barker his first collegiate start at quarterback Saturday when Kentucky plays Charlotte at 7:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium.

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Videos: Kentucky quarterback plan

As you might expect, quarterbacks were a hot topic during the interviews after Kentucky’s Tuesday football practice. Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said he has plan on how to use his quarterbacks on Saturday at Vanderbilt. Quarterbacks Patrick Towles and Drew … Continue reading

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BBL: Decision day coming for recruits, quarterbacks

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: De’Aaron Fox is expected to pick Kentucky on Thursday, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. “Fox — the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2016 — has narrowed his college choices to Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Video: Drew Barker eager to get on the field

On Monday, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said that redshirt freshman quarterback Drew Barker will see the first playing time of his college career when UK plays Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night. After Tuesday’s practice, Barker said he’s excited about the … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: Quarterback questions for UK and Mizzou

Big Blue Links for Tuesday: Mark Story of the Herald-Leader gives Mark Stoops some advice on what the Kentucky coach should do at quarterback. “If it comes to switching from Towles to redshirt freshman Drew Barker, the optimum place on … Continue reading

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Getting Drew Barker playing time would be a smart move

Just as we predicted (hoped?), there’s a good chance that Kentucky will play more than one quarterback in Saturday night’s opener against UL-Lafayette. At his Monday press luncheon, Mark Stoops said he wants to get backup quarterback Drew Barker a … Continue reading

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An upbeat Drew Barker and more Big Blue Links

Big Blue Links for Wednesday: Drew Barker isn’t bitter, reports Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader. The redshirt freshman came up just short in the starting quarterback competition with Patrick Towles, but Barker impressed the coaches with his ability. His job … Continue reading

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Three observations after catching UK’s football practice

Kentucky’s Tuesday football practice was open to the media. Three quick observations: 1. The coaches aren’t kidding about depth at wide receiver There’s Alex Montgomery, Jeff Badet, Blake Bone, Dorian Baker, Garrett Johnson, Charles Walker, C.J. Walker, Jabari Greenwood, T.V. … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links start with Patrick Towles

Big Blue Links starts with Monday’s big news of Mark Stoops naming Patrick Towles as Kentucky’s starting quarterback. It wasn’t a huge surprise. Towles is the returning starter. Challenger Drew Barker is talented but inexperienced. He’s a redshirt freshman. Towles is … Continue reading

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Is Saturday separation day for UK quarterbacks?

Kentucky’s first fall camp scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday. That could be separation day for Kentucky’s quarterback race between the perceived favorite Patrick Towles and the challenger Drew Barker. “I’m really comfortable with both those guys,” offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson … Continue reading

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