By LARRY VAUGHT
The next few months are full of expectations for Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson.
Hopefully if there is a college football season, Wilson will be back on the field for the first time since injuring his kneed in the first half of last season’s second game. It will have been almost a year since he played and 20 months since he helped UK beat Penn State in the Citrus Bowl to camp a 10-3 mark in 2018.
But also he will become a father soon. His girlfriend, Kristen, has a due date of Aug. 30 — just a few days before UK’s scheduled season opener if the schedule does not change.
“It’s going to be a busy time,” said Loise Wilson, the quarterback’s mother. “We definitely want everything to be okay for her and the baby. This is a big, big thing. My baby is having a baby.”
Becoming a father seemed to inspire former UK players Josh Allen and Lynn Bowden to have monster seasons before heading off to the NFL. Loise Wilson thinks becoming a father will help her son this season, too.
“His girlfriend is an amazing young lady. I love her to death,” Loise Wilson said. “They met his freshman year at Oregon. She was attending school there and she graduated from Oregon before coming to Kentucky.
“After they met and I got to know her I was so grateful and so thankful for her being in his life. I felt like I was there with him thanks to her. I am so happy that she is with him because I believe she has been a big source of strength and support for him through his rehab especially.”
Loise Wilson won’t forget a moment she shared with her son’s girlfriend after his surgery last fall to repair his knee.
“There was a moment right after the surgery we were looking at each other like what do we do. But we both just knew he would get through this and he has,” Loise Wilson said.