AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson has waited for football's return even longer than most of his Southeastern Conference brethren. ... Alabama is 13-0 in openers under coach Nick Saban, outscoring opponents by an average of 40.6-11.1. Hill played under new offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. We are going to find out a great deal about where Kentucky football is in regards to the pecking order of the conference. It may be Terry Wilson or bust. Bohanna went down in the first half with a scary leg injury, but it sounds like he’ll be fine.

The signal-caller for the No. 5 Florida’s visit to Mississippi marks the first time the Gators have opened with a true road game since playing at Miami in 1987. But Tennessee is only a 3-1/2-point favorite over South Carolina.

Quarterbacks, new and returning, will always be in the spotlight. They’ll highlight the opening weekend of what’s set up for a 10-game league-only schedule.
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask against Mississippi’s secondary.

I’d like to take a moment to address the people I’ve seen bashing Terry Wilson & praising Bo Nix for this QB matchup SaturdayThe ignorance is hysterical — looking at the past 8 games for both guys, Terry has CLEARLY been the more efficient & effective QB #BBN pic.twitter.com/xuwLYrUzEC.

But I’m not sure there is a tweak. The Tide opens next Saturday at Missouri with Moses returning when he might otherwise have left for the NFL. The other positions on the field are filled with depth and experience almost across the board. As long as Terry Wilson can stay healthy and overcome any mental blocks, I think Kentucky football can have a special season.

Wilson has now led Kentucky to record-breaking wins over Florida and Tennessee. Trask is a preseason All-SEC pick and he’ll go against a defense that ranked 120th nationally and last in the league against the pass last season.


But now, it’s Wilson … Yes, the defense is stacked and we all feel pretty good about the offensive line along with the running backs, but we saw how important it is to have a field general in the shotgun for UK.

Among Power Five schools, Terry Wilson & Benny Snell Jr., had the second-most combined rushing yards for a quarterback/running back duo (1,996) 2,072 Trace McSorley/Miles Sanders, Penn State; 1,996 Terry Wilson/Benny Snell, Kentucky; 1,847 TaQuon Marshall/Tobias Oliver, Georgia Tech (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Both teams are pinning hopes on their quarterbacks improving. Follow our Twitter page and then go ‘like’ our Facebook page for the latest Kentucky Wildcats news and views.