Emotions ran high from the start as the All-Stars from Kentucky came from behind to defeat the…
DEMAREE: Pulley and Masthay will be key
Let's start by saying there have been many inaccurate figures thrown around about Pulley's height and let's get that straight. We've seen heights listed from 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4. He is a legitimate 6-foot-3 1/2.
Pulley, a part of a quarterback duo that will be depended on heavily to win the game. Punter/place kicker Tim Masthay is equally as important to insure victory. The Tennessee roster features 21 of the 41 players as major Dl players. The Kentucky features 21 Dl players, also.
Head coach David Buchanan exhibited his excitement when we were preparing to talk to Pulley. On the fly, he stuck his head in a said: "Heah, I know it sounds like I talk about to you like I know you well but I have done a lot of research on you and have heard so many good things about your character and I am pretty fired up about having you."
Just like Pulley and Masthay's importance in the game Friday, their need to the UK program is equally as important. Based on spring practice, the backup quarterback position is wide open as well as the punting job.
The Wildcats almost didn't have the services of Pulley. He almost went to Louisville to play for the Cardinals. "I was thinking about it a lot," he said. The pressure of the recruitment was getting to me and just like a lot of teenagers change their minds, but in the end I stuck with UK."
He was asked what was it about UK that made him decide to stick his guns? "They were there from the beginning and calling me every week and Louisville came on late." he said. So, if Louisville had come in a little earlier, it might have been different? "Yeah," he said.
We ask him that given there is no established backup quarterback a UK, how confident is he that he can come in and learn enough of the offense to be able to go out on the field and play in this league? "I think I can come in learn the basic offense and if the team needs me, I can go in a run the offense," Pulley replied.
How disappointed was he that he didn't make Mr. Basketball, too. "I wasn't too disappointed because basketball was my backup sport and something I liked to do," he explained. Pulley will double up and play in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star basketball game, also. "I plan to drive home Friday night to quiet house and get plenty of rest, heal up and play the basketball game," he said.
AllWildcats.com Recommended Stories
Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time TD Record
Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…Read More
LenDale White escorted out of the Coliseum
Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.Read More
AP Poll Week Eight
Mississippi State stays No. 1 after the bye week and Florida State is still No. 2 this week...Read More
Essentials from Sunday: Manning and much more
Peyton Manning set the all-time passing touchdowns mark on Sunday night and did it in quick fashion. But Manning wasn’t the only player with a big Sunday.Read More
Keith “Catman” Sutton’s guide to catching blue catfish all year long.Read More