By Ryan Suckow, UK Media Relations
Blue 24, White 23
A collection of quotes and player reactions to the hiring of new Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops.
Held at the Wildcat Den
Kentucky Football Practice Report
Joker Phillips reasserted that he expects Maxwell Smith to play on Saturday vs. South Carolina.
On Wednesday, Joker Phillips updated UK's injury situation heading into a matchup with South Carolina.
After throwing in practice on Tuesday, Maxwell Smith rested his injured shoulder on Wednesday.
Maxwell Smith spoke to the media after Wednesday's football practice.
Maxwell Smith talks about the offense in win over Kent State.
Kentucky vs Western Kentucky
Kentucky vs Kent State
Kentucky vs. No. 25 Louisville - AP Photo Gallery
Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.
Kentucky vs. Tennessee - AP Photo Gallery
- SEC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Kent State by SouthernPigskin.com (2012)
2011 (Freshman): Named to the Freshman All-SEC team by league coaches and Rivals.com ... Played in eight games, starting three late in the season ... Won his first collegiate start by guiding UK to a 30-10 win over Ole Miss, a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter ... Completed 19 of 36 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors in the process ... The 283 yards set a school record for most passing yards by a true freshman ... Threw at least one TD pass in each of his three starts ... Finished the season completing 84-of-153 passes for 819 yards and four TDs.
High School: Tall quarterback known for his strong arm and cerebral ways ... Played his senior season at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Calif. ... Threw for approximately 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns with only two interceptions ... Named All-West Valley Conference and to the all-city team ... Has a reputation for recognizing defenses and coverages, not surprising for a person who scored 1480 on his SAT ... Coached by Jim Rose ... Also played basketball ... Received the school's Most Valuable Senior Award, covering all sports.