Stoops says Barker has done everything you want in a QB

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drew-barker Drew Barker needed to change his attitude once he was given the keys to Kentucky's offense last spring and he has done just that, by all accounts. Today, KSR asked Mark Stoops to summarize Barker's progression from the spring all the way through fall camp, and he couldn't be happier with his starting QB. "I've been very impressed, as I've talked about a lot in the summer," said Stoops. "I think it starts with him being a leader and maturity off the field and doing all the right things, and he's done that. I've been very proud of how well he's done in school; last spring he had a super high GPA and has done great this summer. He's in the complex all the time studying. He's around the players. He's doing everything you want in a leader and everything you want in a quarterback." It sounds like Barker has done all that was asked of him off the field, which has in turn made him a better player on it. Stoops said, "His play is correlated to that. He's played extremely well and he's very consistent. He's making good, quick decisions and I think, in part, that has a lot to do with the offense as well -- the talent around him and knowing where to go with the ball and when and delivering the ball. He's really done that." "Overall I've been very, very pleased with him."

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