Former UK QB Patrick Towles backs fired OC Shannon Dawson

Earlier on Thursday, the Kentucky Wildcats fired offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. This came after reports that he and head coach Mark Stoops never had a great relationship.

BREAKING #Kentucky OC Shannon Dawson is out as OC, he tells @FoxSports. Philosophically things weren’t working out.

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 17, 2015

It didn’t take long for people to start speaking out about the firing. One person that didn’t seem to like the firing was quarterback Patrick Towles, who tweeted out a pretty strange pair of emojis.

❌🐐

— Patrick Towles (@patty_ice_8) December 17, 2015

A fan asked Towles, who announced his intentions to transfer earlier this year, about it possibly meaning Dawson was a “sacrificial lamb.” Towles confirmed that pretty quickly.

@KyleTucker_CJ ding ding ding

— Patrick Towles (@patty_ice_8) December 17, 2015

This certainly wasn’t a pretty firing and it will probably only get uglier. If there is one thing the Wildcats didn’t need right now, it was this.

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