Kentucky to start Patrick Towles

Updated: August 18, 2014, 11:55 AM ET
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN.com

Redshirt sophomore Patrick Towles will be the starting quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats this season, second-year coach Mark Stoops announced via Twitter on Monday.

Towles beat out Drew Barker, Reese Phillips and former starter Maxwell Smith for the job.

After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our starting quarterback.

- Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 18, 2014

This competition has brought out the ...

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