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Jeremy Jarmon Previews the Quarterbacks

Editors Note From Matt: We continue to be thrilled to have Jeremy Jarmon writing with us throughout this season. He is going to be breaking down each position on the UK team this year with the inside knowledge of a player who knows the guys well. This is his first entry and as you can see, Jeremy hits it out of the park. It was so good that we wanted to make it the night post for tonight:

University of Kentucky 2009 Quarterback Preview


*  Mike Hartline 6’6 214 lbs




Hartline will head into fall camp as our starter. He has had two fairly mediocre seasons, but finally he is ready for a break out season and leave no doubt in the minds of Kentucky fans that he has improved from last season. Mike has done all the right things throughout the offseason and the coaches are confident in his ability. His desire to get better is evident and his first test will be the first 15 days of fall camp. During this time span it will be crucial for Mike to get in sync with the offense and clear his mind of memories from last year. Several great plays during practices and scrimmages will give Mike the confidence that he needs to be effective in the SEC this year.  This is the year that Mike is set free from the criticism of some of the fan base and media.


*Randall Cobb 5’11


Cobb is the UK version of Kordell “Slash” Stewart. This guy can do just about everything asked of him. He was competing with me for my defensive end position going into this fall. I overheard L.V. Miles from Friday Night Lights say, “How ya’ll doin’ up there? Ya’ll doin’ all right? 18, Cobb, that’s my nephew out there. That boy can play some football. He can play left, he can play right, don’t make no difference. He can block, tackle, score the touch down, snap the ball, and kick the extra point. Hell, the boy will fill up the Gatorade cooler, walk the dog, and paint your back porch. I’m telling ya, the boy can plain outplay football. Okay lets get serious. Expect to see this guy come in and mix up the game plan.  He will be a wide receiver over 90% percent of the time and I really do not see that changing unless there is an injury to Hartline and neither freshman has progressed enough to warrant a chance to play. This past spring Coach Brooks and Coach Phillips implemented the “Wildcat Package.”  This will be exciting to see.  This may not be used much in the first game, but expect it to become the main way to keep defenses off balance as the season goes on.  When it is used, I expect around 10 plays per game. 


*  Will Fidler 6’4 216


Fidler has been showing coaches for about a year now that he is capable of leading the Wildcat offense.  The Problem is that Will does not have game experience.  Quarterback is such a crucial position, and it requires more than just skill.  Will let a year  pass before he decided he wanted to be the leader of the offense.  In the meantime, Hartline appeared to do everything that was asked of him.  Fidler has shown a great ability in practices and the spring game to lead the offense with his passing skills and scrambling ability. While Woodson was leading the offense, Hartline was relaying signals to Woodson for the next play along side Randy Sanders.  Fidler was not traveling with the team, learning the audibles, and seeing effective ways to manage a game like Woodson displayed. He was not on the field watching Woodson make great plays or learning from his mistakes.  This was huge. The chances are slim that we see Fidler receive a large amount of playing time because of the promising futures of the two freshman, quarterback standouts.

















*  Ryan Mossokowski


Moss has just been cleared from an off season labrum shoulder surgery.  It appears that he is healthy and ready to compete.  Most people have speculated that he will redshirt but only time will tell. If his arm strength is as advertised, he could be quite special. I am certain he was rated as having the 2nd strongest arm of all the Sr HS quarterbacks. Summer workouts are taking place and I can not wait to see how he is progressing from his injury. I had an opportunity to meet him last fall and he is a very intelligent and humble guy. Ryan needs to wear shades because his future could be very bright.


*  Morgan Newton


Newton is an all-around athlete. I would not be surprised to hear that this guy will be trying out for the UK Hockey Team. Once he finally stops receiving awards for having great character, academics, and athletic ability, he will finally be able to stay in Lexington. To be honest I thought he was already enrolled in the spring semester because he was in Lexington seriously about every weekend.  Great kid. I have really enjoyed talking to him over the past few months and even watching one of his games on ESPN.  It will be interesting to see if he can help us this year. With his athleticism, he will have a few positions that he could pursue if QB does not work out. This guy’s attitude is strikingly similar to that of Randall Cobb’s as a true freshman. He has the desire to play and contribute as a true freshman. That is evident based on the comment by him and his dad that they are coming to Kentucky to win NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. What a statement!!! This guy could find himself helping us by taking snaps in the “Wildcat Package” this fall at the very least or the most pending he does not redshirt.  He could be a X-Factor in deciding if Randall Cobb will be on the other end receiving the ball or throwing it this fall in the Wildcat Package.



NFL 2009 Supplemental Draft News


The trip to visit the Philadelphia Eagles went well.  I had a chance to meet with the owner, as well as Coach Reid.  I also met the position and coach and several players.  The program is very stable and the players appeared to be satisfied with the results of the Offseason Training Activities (OTA’s) I flew down to Birmingham to meet with Dr. Andrews yesterday. He performs physicals on the NFL Combine prospects. I have been receiving great feedback from many teams.  I will be returning to Lexington next month for my Pro Day on July 9th.  Once again the draft will be on July 16th.  I am currently working out in Nashville at D1. Despite having some former Vol players in the gym, it is a great place. The staff is great and they are thoroughly preparing me for my Pro Day.  You can visit the website at and gather information for yourself. There may be a facility coming to Lexington in the near future.  You can keep track of me via twitter (DoubleJJ99). 

Article written by DoubleJJ199

I am 21 Years Old. I was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. I grew in Memphis and I played football for the University of Kentucky. I recently graduated with my Political Science degree.

30 responses to “Jeremy Jarmon Previews the Quarterbacks”

  1. mattd05

    great article JJ

  2. mattd05

    ^^ first !

  3. Rock_Cat78

    Awesome post. Great to have Jeremy here doing such a great job. Man I can’t wait for that first weekend in September!

  4. Biggass Hungguy

    I like Jeremys font better than everybody elses.

  5. slappy

    Awesome read JJ. Thanks for being so candid, great job!!

  6. Ken T. Ucky

    Nice writing! Good luck in the draft, we miss you already.

  7. Alamo_Cat

    Did anyone read that John Wall committed to Kentucky? That’s AWESOME!

  8. Yesterdays

    Haha. Love the voluntEAr comment. They really suck and that orange is just gross.

  9. JoeBandDenny

    Excellent post. You the MAN! JJ owns this blog.

  10. JoeBandDenny

    I also want to say thanks for keeping it real. As a UK fan, I think the tendency is to expect too much too soon from our incoming freshman stars. The hype of theses young players can at times send us into an SEC title frenzy. Well, maybe not that far, but you know what I mean.

  11. segdirb1

    Ahhhh Jeremy… If only we had you next year!! Thanks for the insight. How does Kentucky replace such a guy?? Best of luck, we all will be pulling for you!

  12. SaveUK

    Great job JJ!

  13. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS

    Awesome job JJ. A welcomed addition I must say. Matt has really knocked it out of the park with these last few new writers–which is great because it makes up for his recent shortcomings due to his overwhelming schedule he has been running.

    I wish you the best with the NFL (but will have to admit that I hope it is not with Philly–Dallas fan here).

    Look forward to your next post. It may be hard to top this one.

  14. Cawood2Cal

    You need me on that wall!

  15. Epps2Shep

    Awesome stuff Jeremy. Keep your head up and give em hell on your pro day. Keep the football info comin’

  16. bestdamnukfanperiod

    Thanks Big Jarm!

  17. adamnjohnson

    Nice read, keep up the good work and good luck

  18. BPsycho

    “Ryan needs to wear shades because his future could be very bright.”

    Oh Snap Son!

  19. Scott

    Man, I loved reading that. Thanks Jeremy!

  20. jauk11

    Thanks for the nice rundown JJ, very good. My take on it is that we will be better at QB this year whoever starts, Hartline will never be a great QB but the extra years experience is very important, as you pointed out, and he doesn’t have to have a great year to be better than last year. The improvement in the offense will help whoever starts a lot. If for some strange reason he doesn’t improve one of the Frosh will be as good as he was last year, they will have about as much starting experience as he had at the start of last year and they have more talent, so they will be an improvement at QB if they have to take over. But I expect him to hang on to the starting position for quite a while.

  21. BravoBigBlue

    I hope if one or both of the freshmen prove themselves, they get a real chance at significant playing time at QB. I just don’t think Hartline can or will get it done. I’ve seen every game he’s played, and in my mind, he’s had only a couple of above average games.

    If JJ gets drafted by the Eagles, that would be big. They are a solid organization known for their outstanding defenses. Despite recent setbacks, I think Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the NFL.

    Enjoyed reading your post. Best to you, JJ99.

  22. bfrey

    EXCELLENT rundown. Both insightful and well written.

    Did he say there’s a possibility that Newtown gets on the field at another position than QB? That’s the first I’ve heard of that. Doubt it happens, but it’s interesting to hear it’s been discussed…or maybe that was just hyperbole?

  23. ebwblue

    Glad your doing well JJ. Can’t wait to watch you harass QB’s on Sundays!

  24. TonyDelk00

    Great post JJ! I think it’s just awesome you’re writing for KSR. Really rooting for you in the NFL bud!

  25. shanesull10UK

    First of all, I can’t wait for football season to start. This article got me pumped about the season! Are the pickup games this saterday open to the public?

  26. kyeric

    My wife loves my Wildcat Package.

  27. Dribble-Drive High-Five

    26- she loves it both times each month?

  28. KrowMagnan

    Who wont the twitter contest for the craziest thing you would do for UK/UNC tix?? Has this been announced? S

  29. UKfaninAlabama

    Great read Jeremy. Good luck with your workouts brah, you’ll be in the league soon enough.

  30. father torque

    The one thing that stands out to me about the freshmen is how intelligent Newton is. Your QB needs to be a smart guy and Newton seems to have an overabundance of that.