It hasn't been easy being Kentucky's quarterback the past few seasons. But Mark Stoops knows which player he wants to try and change that.

Direct from Stoops' Twitter feedMonday morning.

A redshirt sophomore, Towles beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips and four-star true freshman Drew Barker, an early enrollee. Towles was considered the narrow favorite coming out of spring practice, though fall camp began with all three sharing equal reps in practice.

Like Phillips and Barker, Towles has never started a college game, though he did appear in five games as a true freshman in 2012 (completing 19 of 40 passes for 5.8 yards an attempt) before redshirting in Stoops' first season in 2013.