Max Smith will not be in pads and practicing this spring for the football Cats. That means it's Jalen Whitlow out in front with Patrick Towles, Reese Phillips and newcomer Drew Barker all hot on his heels.
Barker, just a freshman, who enrolled early to compete for that spot come spring and into the fall, has a lot of pressure on him and hefty expectations to live up to.
The question is, will he be ready? Can he handle the heat? And will he be the Cats starting qb come fall 2014?
Mark Stoops answers that in the video.