By LARRY VAUGHT
Quarterback Gunnar Hoak will complete his degree at Kentucky next month and could become a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining if he decides to leave Kentucky knowing that Terry Wilson still has two more years left at UK after starting last season when UK won 10 games.
Kentucky lacked a consistent passing game last year even though it won 10 games because it depended on running back Benny Snell.
Coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran want to expand the passing game this year and get more consistency out of it. Stoops said Tuesday that UK’s passing game has been better this spring — and was very complimentary of Hoak.
“Throwing the ball good. Terry’s really done good. Gunnar had one heck of a scrimmage (Saturday). I was really impressed with Gunnar,” Stoops said. “Our twos right now, defensively, the depth isn’t what I’d like it to be right now. You definitely feel a little more different.
“But not to take anything away from Gunnar because I’ve been really impressed with him. He’s played really well. I’m not taking anything away from Terry because just in general we’re throwing the ball better. Terry has worked extremely hard. We’re improving. But I thought Gunnar really had a good scrimmage.”
Stoops said UK has to get better play at receiver and be able to give whoever the quarterback is more “options, weapons” to use.