After Saturday’s debacle vs. Missouri, it was inevitable that some big changes came on this week’s depth chart for the Kentucky Wildcats.
Now that Georgia week is here, a new depth chart has been posted, and it has the starting quarter spot listed as Terry Wilson ‘OR’ Joey Gatewood. Wilson has been struggling mightily in recent weeks, and that was painfully true Saturday as he completed 3/9 passes for 35 yards and one score while running for -2 yards on five carries.
Gatewood did get some run in the game, but it only amounted to about 10 offensive snaps as he completed just 1/4 passes for 12 yards with three runs for six yards.
During his Monday press conference, Mark Stoops didn’t reveal who will start Saturday, saying “We’ll see how it goes throughout the week. We’ll see where everything is after a couple of days.”
In addition, the starting running back spot is AJ Rose ‘OR’ Chris Rodriguez Jr. There’s really no question Rodriguez has been Kentucky’s best back this season, though Rose has done enough to still be getting around 10 touches a game.
But Rodriguez needs to be getting most of the snaps going forward, especially late in the fourth quarter when games are on the line and Kentucky’s offense needs its best players to produce.
One other big change made is true freshman Michael Drennen is now listed as a starting Y receiver. Drennen is a four-star recruit who’s one of the highest-ranked offensive players Kentucky has landed in the Mark Stoops era. He hasn’t seen the field much this season and has just one catch for six yards but has reportedly been impressing in practice.
And with Kentucky’s passing game clearly needing reworked, it makes sense for Stoops to get one of his more promising prospects more time on the field to show what he’s made of.
Also, nose tackle Quinton Bohanna remains off the depth chart, so it looks like his injury will keep him sidelined this week vs. Georgia as Marquan McCall gets another start.
Kentucky Football Depth Chart
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