By LARRY VAUGHT
When Cole Mosier hurt his ankle early in Saturday’s loss at Florida, true freshman Landon Young got his first opportunity to play.
Both coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran seem pleased with how he fared, especially considering the way the UK offense struggled as a unit.
“He did some good things. He showed the talent that we knew he had for a young guy. Obviously, he got thrown into the mix playing at left tackle in The Swamp when you are getting beat. That is not exactly how you want to enter a game,” Stoops said.
“But really showed who he is and the player that he is going to be. He really showed flashes of real talent and the rest will come with experience and strength. But he is going to be a good player and did some good things.”
Considering the situation, Stoops said Young did a “fine job” at Florida.
“I thought he competed. He didn’t look like he had deer in the headlights. He embraced it and he made some mistakes, but that’s what’s gonna happen,” Gran said. “But he’s gonna be better for us game nine, 10, 11 and 12 because of it. It’s a long year, so it’s gonna help us out with depth.”
Stoops isn’t sure yet if Mosier will play Saturday but goes expect George Asfo-Adjei, who can play guard or tackle, should be back Saturday.