By LARRY VAUGHT
Terry Wilson won 10 games as Kentucky’s starting quarterback last year. Was he perfect? Certainly not. Can he get better? Absolutely. But did Kentucky also fail to make some plays last season that could have made him look even better? The Cats sure did.
” If you really go back and study, Terry really did a nice job and our coaches did a great job,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said. “(Quarterback coach) Darin Hinshaw spent a lot of time with him.
“When you really have time to go back and break down everything, there were a lot of plays we left on the field just by the basic fundamentals. And those areas, will help him alone, just fundamentally getting his proper alignments, fundamentally looking at the proper reads, starting with the proper reads.”
Having a year of experience has to help Wilson know more about what to expect, but it also lets the UK staff know more about what to expect from him, too.
“Just understanding the system and making sure we as coaches are putting him in a position to be successful, what he’s comfortable at,” Stoops said.
Then here comes the most important part of just how much Wilson can improve.
“And then also getting better around him, putting pressure and getting some explosive wide receivers and guys that can make plays for him,” Stoops said.
Can Kentucky do that, especially with running back Benny Snell Jr. and tight end C.J. Conrad off to the NFL? Stoops and his staff say yes and if they are right, then Wilson likely will make a big jump with his production this year and be a big help to a defense that doesn’t figure to be quite as good this season.