Curtis Pulley was ahead of a Heisman Trophy candidate on the UK depth chart just 15 months ago. But things got tough for the former Hopkinsville High star and 2004 Mr. Football. Lack of academic standing caused Pulley to be booted from the team and school in January.
He has since went back to UK, gone to class, and plays an important role on the UK Scout team. UK offensive coordinator Joker Phillips said Pulley has played the part of Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, and Florida's Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin during UK practices.
Speaking at the Christian County UK Alumni Dinner Tuesday, Phillips said that he expects Pulley to be the frontrunner for the starting quarterback job next year and had high praise for the redshirt junior.