Mark Story

August 9, 2012

Mark Story: Kentucky's Towles a jolt of hope best saved for later

History says it is almost certainly the best thing both for Patrick Towles and the University of Kentucky football program if the true freshman quarterback never takes the field this season. Yet in a season when Joker Phillips and his coaching staff may be fighting for their jobs, the pressure to play the home-state hero will be intense.

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.