The Cats are just days away from traveling to Auburn, AL, to battle against the Tigers in their season opener.
For UK quarterback Terry Wilson, it will be his first appearance in a live game since last September as he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of the year. Wilson told the media on Tuesday that he is not really worried about the leg, but rather locked in and ready to play.
“I have full confidence in my leg and I’ve had this whole camp to be able to get used to it, and I’m just ready to get out there,” he said. “I’m not thinking about anything that’s gonna be difficult, just relying on the game plan that the coaches are putting in for us and trying to execute it the best way that we can.”
As part of preseason predictions going into every year of college football, many networks and media members put out lists of where players rank among each other throughout the country. Wilson has received some attention as he is one of the few returning starting quarterbacks in the SEC, but the UK QB is more focused on preparing for the game ahead.
“I’m just worried about getting ready for this game and just trying to be the best quarterback I can be for this team, and just preparing really,” he said. “I don’t really think about the rankings or anything, just preparing for this game.”
The matchup ahead for the Cats is against known football-power Auburn, and Wilson knows that the Tiger defense has plenty of talent, but he is more concerned with their own preparation going into Saturday.
“Just knowing my opponent and knowing what they can do, and what we can do to beat ’em,” he said looking ahead at the game.
Kentucky has a bit of an advantage in the QB room as Joey Gatewood, who is still yet to hear from the NCAA whether or not he is eligible for the season, transferred from Auburn this past offseason. Wilson said Gatewood has been “great” in providing inside information on the Tigers, and praised his work in the QB room.
“Joey (Gatewood) knows those guys pretty well,” he said. “So, starting to prep, he kinda gave us some inside prep, you know, inside breakdown on a couple of their guys and he’s been phenomenal in the meeting room.”
All signs point to Wilson feeling comfortable going into Saturday, and that has to be re-assuring to UK Head Coach Mark Stoops and the coaching staff. The UK defense will be meeting with the media tomorrow, and you can stayed tuned here on cameronmillsradio.com for updates as we near the Cats season opener.