It is game week for the Clemson football team. The Tigers will play Kentucky in the Music City Bowl in Nashville this Sunday night at 8:30.
It looks like Kentucky will start a freshman at quarterback in Sunday’s game. Wildcats coach Rich Brooks expects Morgan Newton to make his eighth straight start at quarterback because regular starter Mike Hartline is still iffy with a knee injury. Hartline actually suffered that injury early in the second half in a loss to USC in Columbia.
Hartline is practicing and don’t be surprised if he sees some action in the game. The junior signal caller is the best true pocket passing quarterback on the Wildcat’s roster. Brooks wants to see how the knee holds up this week before he decides how much he plays this weekend.
You can also count on the Wildcats running the “Wildcat” with receiver Randall Cobb taking the direct snaps. He is a great athlete and is dangerous every time he touches the ball. He is to Kentucky what C.J. Spiller is to Clemson. He is the team’s best wide receiver, best return man and he also runs the offense out of the “Wildcat” formation and is very effective.
Cobbs’ stats don’t wow you but when you watch him play in person you are amazed at how much he can do and how well he can do it. Gamecock fans are happy Brookes took him out of the game prior to a 2 point conversion that could have tied a tight game in Columbia. The Gamecocks held on and won by two that day.