It sounded more like an essay a kid would write after summer camp.
Tell us how you spent your summer, Patrick Towles, the media implored at Kentucky's Media Day on Friday morning.
The Cats' starting quarterback last season, now in the fourth quarterback battle of his UK career, did everything he could to secure the job.
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"Everything I possibly can, whether it's film or the weight room or meeting with good people," he explained. "I'm just trying to get ready to have a really good season."
He spent more hours with Donny Walker, who helped him fix a hitch in his throw and alter his footwork two summers ago.
Walker, who runs his own quarterback academy and helps teach the no-huddle offense to teams around the country, spent less time on the physical quarterback skills this summer and more time talking philosophy.
"I worked a lot more with Donny, getting comfortable and going over schematic stuff, just a lot of film," Towles explained. "You can never watch too much film. ... Just getting in the film room and being prepared. We're not going to have the excuse of not being prepared."
The other side of the quarterback competition coin, redshirt freshman Drew Barker, sought out his own guru this summer.
Barker went to California and turned to Tom House, a former major league baseball player who reportedly has worked with several NFL quarterbacks including Tim Tebow, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Alex Smith and Andy Dalton among others.
"I was throwing with my upper body a lot," said Barker, who said he was looking for relief for a sore shoulder after spring practices.
"It was really yanking and putting a lot of torque on my arm. Really just working to get my lower half involved in throwing the football. It's really what he worked with me on."
As they settle in for another round of applying for the starting job, both Towles and Barker feel like they're the best they've ever been and ready to grab the moment.
"I feel like I'm definitely the best that I've been since I've been here," Barker said. "Hopefully, I can be a part of that whenever my opportunity comes, just seize it and take it."
Towles, who started 12 games last season and threw for 2,718 yards and 14 touchdowns, feels good about how he's throwing the ball, too.
"Really, really good, the best I have been," Towles said. "I had the most accurate spring I ever had, and excited to play well."
Despite coaches saying he has a leg up in the quarterback race, Towles isn't taking anything for granted as practice starts.
"I'm going to go out here today like I need to win the job, like I don't have it, and I need to win the job," he said.
It's a competition that Mark Stoops said will help the team improve. The head coach didn't hint at a time line.
"That will work its way out," Stoops said. "It could work its way out in one day. It could work its way out in two practices, it could work its way out in two weeks or through the first game. I don't know."
But he said the competition is more of a compliment to Barker than anything against Towles, whom he said has greatly improved.
"I've asked him to get better from last year to this year, and that's what he's done," Stoops said.
"Patrick has done everything we've asked him to do. He's getting better. I think he's going to have a great year. But I feel, again, I go to Drew and the good things he's done. He deserves that opportunity, and we're going to get a good look at him."