Patrick Towles avoids social media backlash
If you’re looking for Patrick Towles on Twitter, he’s not there.
Kentucky’s quarterback removed social media apps from his phone prior to the Wildcats’ game with Florida, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported, and he hasn’t tweeted since Sept. 18.
Towles doesn’t want to read what’s being said about him.
“You want to convince yourself you know what it’s going to be like and stuff like that, but you can’t,” Towles told the Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale. “It’s the most scrutinized position in sports, really, as a quarterback on any team. I’m always going to get too much of the credit when we win, and maybe too much of the blame when we lose.”
Towles has been inconsistent this season.
He was 21-of-29 for 192 yards in the win over South Carolina, but followed that by going 8-of-24 with two interceptions in the loss to Florida.
The next week, Towles went 22-of-27 with two touchdowns as Kentucky defeated Missouri.
He then struggled in the first half against Eastern Kentucky and finished the overtime victory with three touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Coach Mark Stoops said even he considered replacing Towles with backup Drew Barker.
“I did. I did. I thought about it,” Stoops told reporters after the game.
Towles has time to figure it out before Auburn comes to Kentucky on Oct. 15.
Just don’t expect to read about it on Twitter.
Kentucky’s Patrick Towles was 19 of 23 in the second half. Not a bad bounce back from those two early picks.
— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) October 4, 2015