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Sunday Quickies: Did Terry Wilson take the next Step?

Terry Wilson looks to be making his move, Stoops pleased with the team after scrimmage 2, Ashton Hagans making an impression, ESPN FPI predicts woeful season for Kentucky football.

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Yesterday the Kentucky Wildcats football team had their second major scrimmage of fall camp and, by all indications, things went much better than they did a week ago.

The most encouraging news out of the scrimmage was that Terry Wilson had his best performance to date. The performance was so good that the coaches may be ready to name a quarterback sooner than later.

Wilson has been behind redshirt sophomore Gunnar Hoak in terms of grasping the offense and being used to Eddie Gran’s system. But there is no denying the extra element that Wilson brings to the position with his speed and elusive running ability.

If the two are neck and neck then I think the edge will go to Wilson because of his ability to create with his legs.


Staff getting closer to QB decision | Courier-Journal- I think this is good news for Terry Wilson and good news for the team. I don’t care which QB starts, I just want the best one. And I’m not a fan of running QB’s in and out of the game because I think it disrupts flow. Name a starter and move forward. If he doesn’t perform when the lights are on, then next man up.

Offense pulls ahead of defense | Cats Pause- The offense looked much better in the second scrimmage while the defense seemed to have taken a step back. But it’s not all what it seems to be. While the unit was inconsistent, nagging injuries to key players is the culprit.

One week makes a difference for Mark Stoops | Saturday’s Down South- Stoops was visibly happier with his team’s performance than he was last week at the same time. This seems to be a yearly pattern.

ESPN FPI game by game predictions | Cats Pause- YIKES. If this holds true then the Cats will be taking a huge step backwards with arguably the most veteran and talented team that Mark Stoops has had in his tenure at UK.

Cats lead for JUCO O-Lineman | Cats Illustrated- Lavante Epson is a 6’3, 285 pound three star offensive guard. Right now he is at a Mississippi community college but he has been texting offensive line coach John Schlarman and has received an offer.

Calipari praises impact Ashton Hagans has on the game | Cats Pause- Ashton Hagans will be a difference maker for the Cats this season and it may not show up in the box score. The freshman guard reminds me of DeAndre Liggins with his defensive intensity.

Josh Gordon returns to Browns | ESPN- The embattled but talented wide receiver returned to the team after taking a month off to get his head together. His talent is undeniable but he’s had more than his share of off the field issues that have kept him from playing.

Tide loses another linebacker for the season | CBS- Sophomore Chris Allen wasn’t projected as a starter but his loss puts the depth at linebacker in question. He will have season ending knee surgery.

And this is an all time quote by Nick Saban:

Asked about injuries and how it’s affected practices, Saban said depth issues have been concerning him for a while. “I’ve been concerned about this all along. So I don’t even know why you would ask that question. You just think whatever happens, we just shit another player. Everything is going to be perfect,”

Kevin Spacey movie epically tanks | The Independent- I think it’s safe to say that the Oscar winner’s career is over. After being accused of multiple sexual assaults on two continents, Kevin Spacey is finding success hard to come by. His newest film, Billionaire Boys Club, opened in 10 theaters and earned $126.

Stranger Things 3 inspired by...Fletch? | Variety- Actor David Harbour plays loveable but gruff Sheriff Hopper on the mega hit Netflix series. Harbour said that the 1985 classic comedy starring Chevy Chase provided inspiration for the season despite the show moving in a darker direction. Is he having some fun with us?