Kentucky coach Mark Stoops sticking with QB Patrick Towles
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is sticking with Patrick Towles at quarterback as the Wildcats prepare to play Missouri this Saturday.
Towles only completed 8-of-24 passes against Florida in a 14-9 loss this past Saturday. He’s completed 51.7 percent of his passes in three games, sprinkling in a nice game against South Carolina in between inconsistent play against Louisiana-Lafayette and the Gators.
“Certain passes that are there, we just can’t miss them,” Stoops said Monday. “He does some very good things. I think the frustrating thing for him and for me is that when there are layups to be had, you can’t miss layups.”
Stoops talked a lot about Kentucky’s rebuilding process, noting it is a good thing that people are upset that the Wildcats were in a one-possession game against Florida and couldn’t prevail. He also defended his quarterback, who was sacked six times and had multiple passes dropped against the Gators.
“It’s easy to look for someone to blame when we lose a game. It all starts and ends with me,” Stoops said. “I think we need to play better at that position like we do across the board.”
Mark Stoops: "Good news is that we're closing the gap. We're in a one possession game and we're all upset. That's a good thing."
— John Clay (@johnclayiv) September 21, 2015
Mark Stoops: “We’re fine. Our psyche is fine. Our confidence is fine."
— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) September 21, 2015