The SEC currently has just one ongoing quarterback battle waging with fall camp about to wrap up, and the 2013 college football season about to kick-off. After Tennessee named Justin Worley their opening day starter, followed by Nick Marshall winning the job for Auburn, the Kentucky Wildcats are the only SEC team now who doesn’t have a signal-caller tabbed for their opener.
Sophomore Jalen Whitlow, junior, Maxwell Smith, sophomore Patrick Towles and true freshman Reese Phillips are all “technically” in the hunt to win the job, though the belief is that it’s down to just two of those players.
“It adds a dimension,” Offensive coordinator Neal Brown said when asked about the extra boost a running quarterback can give an offense. “It definitely adds a dimension. It puts a defense in some tough spots. But you can say the same thing for a real accurate passer also because you can defend balls, you can play them as well as you can and the guy is still open.”