LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Morgan Newton has always played quarterback - until recently. He arrived at Kentucky four years ago with a locker full of trophies and accolades, from being Indiana's 'Mr. Football' to placing on at least six national prep All-American squads. Newton was ranked as one of the nation's top 10 QB recruits by several major scouting services.
The senior and onetime Kentucky starter is changing positions - at least part-time - just to get playing time. Since sophomore Maxwell Smith beat out Morgan this fall to be the Wildcats' signal caller, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound former Southeastern Conference All-Freshman selection began taking snaps at H-back.
Newton isn't bitter. In fact, he's eager to help Kentucky beat Western Kentucky on Saturday night and possibly reach a sixth bowl game in seven years.