We’re only 23 days away from the start of college football and in Kentucky, their question about who is going to replace Andre’ Woodson has been answered — just not in the way you’d want if you are a fan of the university (guilty). What was supposed to be a battle between Mike Hartline and Curtis Pulley for starting duties has turned into “Welcome the Mike Hartline Era” because of some brilliant decision making by his would-be competition.
In case you don’t recall the story of Curtis Pulley, it was notable enough to score one point for Orson’s Fulmer Cup. Essentially, he was cited for marijuana possession in June and in July, he was cited for various traffic violations. The brilliant part about Pulley being caught with weed? His head coach didn’t find out about until much later.
Interestingly enough, when Coach Brooks addressed the media about Pulley, he indicated the quarterback was only going to be disciplined for these mistakes, not dismissed. However, according to reports, new information came to light that led to Pulley’s outright dismissal from the University of Kentucky.
For Pulley, this ends what could’ve been a exciting career for the talented player. The summer going into Andre’ Woodson’s breakout junior season, Pulley was actually named the starter ahead of Woodson, only to lose the job in fall practice as Woodson rededicated himself. Pulley missed last season because a redshirt related to academic and personal issues.
You’re up, Mike Hartline.