By LARRY VAUGHT
It’s not hard for former Kentucky and NFL quarterback Tim Couch to figure out what coach Mark Stoops needs to have happen this season to get Kentucky to a bowl game.
Couch was one of those who helped convince Stoops to leave Florida State for UK and also had a hand in putting Stoops in touch with Neal Brown, Couch’s former teammate who was Stoops’ offensive coordinator the first two years at UK.
Each of the last two seasons, UK got five early wins but could not get a sixth win to become bowl eligible. Couch believes UK can change that this season with one big if.
“I think Drew (Baker) is the key to this deal. I think he is ready to step up and be the guy. He has a better supporting cast around him to help him make plays. He just has to go out and do the job now,” Couch said.
Nothing shocking, but just more indication of the pressure Barker has on him this season.