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Maxwell Smith to start this week

Updated: September 2, 2013, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Mark Stoops knew getting the Wildcats on track would take a lot of work.

Saturday's 35-26 loss to Western Kentucky reinforced that notion and raised more questions for the first-year coach. He addressed an important issue on Monday, naming sophomore Maxwell Smith to replace Jalen Whitlow as starting quarterback for Saturday's home opener against Miami (Ohio).

"Just because we're naming Max, we're not putting that loss on Jalen whatsoever," Stoops ...

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