The Kentucky Wildcats football season kicks off in a few weeks and expectations are at a all time high. With Mark Stoops and his team preparing for another tough year there are still a few questions around the football team. After two failed bowl game appearances Kentucky fans want stability not questions. Here’s three big questions that the Kentucky football program still has;
Who will start at quarterback?
Probably the most important question for the Kentucky football program is who will be starting under center. Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak are the two favorites but it’s still unclear who gets the nod week one. Hoak has been in the program for a few years and has been very familiar with the playbook as a backup. Wilson is coming in from a JUCO program, but you wouldn’t transfer just to sit the bench. It’ll be interesting to see who Stoops decides is the starter. If it were up to me, I’m starting Terry Wilson week one.
Who will step up on defense?
Kentucky is returning multiple starters from their defense last season. Regardless of who they have coming back they still need guys to step up. With the transfers of Denzil Ware and Eli Brown who will that be? Returning majority of the starters will help but they can’t do it all. It’ll be interesting to see who takes the place of Brown and Ware moving forward. Regardless, expect Josh Allen and Mike Edwards to be the anchors on the defense this season
Who’s Benny’s backup?
It’s pretty certain that Benny Snell will be the workhorse for Kentucky’s offense this season. Besides Benny many fans are wondering who will be getting reps when he’s out? Benny does so much for the offense but he can’t do it all. Finding a solid backup for Snell will be tough to find. With Sihiem King returning for his senior season he’s a likely favorite to backup Benny. But, don’t sleep on A.J. Rose. He’s a returning sophomore who could have a huge impact on the run game.
The cats season kicks off September 1st against Central Michigan. Get ready Kentucky fans, we’re in for a hell of a year.