By LARRY VAUGHT
Redshirt freshman running back A.J. Rose got to play the role of Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson to help Kentucky’s defense prepare for Louisville.
Now he’s playing the role of quarterback in Georgia Tech’s triple option offense to prepare for the Dec. 31 TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville.
“He is versatile. One of the things we really talked to him about was learning our offense and making sure he really honed in on that. I can already tell he is light years away from where he was in the fall,” UK coach Mark Stoops said.
“He’s really locking in. But he really does have, he’s got some talent. He’s been back there and he’s done the wildcat there too. I think that’s a really good thing for us.
“You’ve got another guy in there and he’s a big-bodied guy. He’s really fluid, too. This practice, what we’re doing right now, is for guys like that. You can tell they’re getting a lot better.”