As you can imagine, Towles was happy with the news, but knows there's still plenty of work to be done if he's to keep his job while leading UK back to bowl eligibility.
"I might be named the starter, but it’s still not over," Towles said. "I’m still gonna go out there with the same mentality that I always have: Compete every day and (use) every day to improve. I’m not satisfied with where I’m at. I’m not content. I’m not gonna get complacent at all. We still got work to do, and we’re still gonna get better. It starts with me."
That said, it's clear Towles knows the job is his now and likely next year if he keeps playing at a high level.
"I think I’m the best equipped. I think — I was talking to somebody last week — I’ve been through everything that I possibly could be through. I’ve played in a lot of stadiums. I’ve done it all. I’m excited to do it all again. I got two more runs at this thing and I don’t plan on wasting an opportunity."
Here's the rest of what Towles had to say, via Kentucky Wildcats TV: