Believe it or not, Kentucky Football holds their annual spring football game this Friday in what is sure to be a fun one.
After last year’s success in the Bluegrass, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this fanbase this excited for a football season. And as always, with a new year brings new questions. One of the biggest topics of conversation this spring will be the future of backup quarterback Gunnar Hoak.
Saturday morning, the team held the third scrimmage of the spring and Mark Stoops was questioned about Gunnar’s future with the Wildcats. Here’s what he had to say, reported by KSR:
“I’m not sure,” Mark Stoops said after Saturday’s scrimmage. “I’m going to sit down with him next week and we’ll talk about his plans. I don’t know. We’re working our tail off with him like we always do. He’s doing everything we ask him to do like always. After this spring we can always sit down and talk, see what’s best for him and his future.”
As he did last year, Gunnar took snaps with the offense during the scrimmage, but was primarily with the second string. After Terry Wilson beat Gunnar out for the starting job last year, many have questioned whether Hoak will stick around to back Terry up this season or opt to use his graduate transfer opportunity to play somewhere else immediately.
“Of course I want Gunnar here, but I’ll be very supportive of him in whatever he decides to do,” said Stoops.
Kentucky would love to have Gunnar on the roster as the only other backup options at quarterback right now would be Walker Wood or two true freshman. Hoak proved himself to be a fine backup as he came in during last years opener and helped propel the Cats to victory.
Whatever Gunnar decides to do, we wish him the best.