Drew Barker has the moxie that Stoops likes

Drew Barker (Vicky Graff Photo)

Drew Barker (Vicky Graff Photo)


Kentucky coach Mark Stoops didn’t have any trouble explaining what he liked about sophomore quarterback Drew Barker during the Southeastern Conference Media Days Wednesday.

“What I liked about him right from the very beginning is how competitive he is. He has that moxie on the field,” Stoops said. “He’s a big guy. Physically, he’s a strong guy. He can run when necessary. And he has that ability to create plays. He’s a playmaker. He’s a gamer.

“But obviously you can’t do those things until you have a great and complete understanding of your offense and what you’re trying to do and distribute the football where he needs to go.”

There was more.

“I think what also I love about him is he’s really grown. He’s really taken a giant step away from the field,” Stoops said. “And on the field. I believe he has that ability right now to be a leader without having to go out there and bang his chest every day and be an rah-rah guy.

“By doing the things right, by having command of the offense, by having command of the receivers, doing extra work when necessary, but doing it in a good, positive way.”

1 comment

  1. Talk is cheap. Show us what you’ve got, kid!

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