Kentucky star Randall Cobb ‘questionable’ for UGA

Randall Cobb – the Kentucky player whom Georgia frets the most — is “questionable” for Saturday’s game in Athens, UK coach Rich Brooks announced Wednesday night.

Cobb sat out Tuesday’s practice and could not complete all of Wednesday’s because of a bruised shoulder sustained against Vanderbilt last week.

Starting at quarterback against Georgia last year, Cobb ran the ball 18 times for 82 yards and three touchdowns, as well as completing 12 of 20 passes for 105 yards. He has been used primarily at wide receiver this season but also takes direct snaps at quarterback and returns punts and kickoffs. He is second in the SEC in touchdowns with 12 (7 rushing, 4 passing, 1 returning) and third in all-purpose yards (148.1 per game).

“He might be the most talented player in the Southeastern Conference today,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said earlier this week. “We know what he did last year. He just about single-handedly beat us himself.”

Despite Cobb’s dazzling game, Georgia managed to win 42-38 in Lexington last year.

By the way, here’s an item I posted Wednesday night on Reshad Jones‘ plan to consider entering the NFL draft after Georgia’s  season.

35 comments Add your comment

kauai dawg

November 19th, 2009
1:33 am

Cobb being dinged up is great news for us. Even if Cobb is like Tebow a few years back and not as effective running will be a big advantage for the DAWGS!

I smell “steaks or blooming onions falling from the sky”. Outback Bowl Baby!

Spike

November 19th, 2009
7:05 am

I don’t believe it. He will play and we better be ready for him. UK almost always plays us tough.

chazzo

November 19th, 2009
7:39 am

I don’t buy it.

Hilarious

November 19th, 2009
7:45 am

The fact that the Dawgs are scared of the mighty KY wildcats is hilarious. Richt’s quote about Cobb is priceless. It just goes to show how far UGA’s program has fallen.

martin

November 19th, 2009
7:56 am

Kentucky isn’t that bad in football, they beat us in 2006 and they seem to hang around when they play us. You can’t overlook Kentucky, you just can’t. But I think the football team isn’t and we should win that game.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
7:57 am

“Questionable” means he’s going to play and he’ll be fine. Don’t let the mind games fool you.

Hilarious

November 19th, 2009
8:16 am

Martin…they just are not that good. UGA wins in a cakewalk.

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
8:30 am

Anyone in the SEC can beat you if you take them too lightly. Kentucky beat LSU last year and I think they beat Auburn this year. I guarantee you the coaching staff isn’t taking this as a cakewalk.

That doesn’t mean that the defensive scheme or offensive playcalling may not be atrocious but that’s more from incompetence than a lack of effort.

Blindog

November 19th, 2009
8:58 am

No game in the SEC is easy! Kentucky could beat MOST of the teams in the ACC and coach Richt knows he had better have his team ready…that being said Dawgs win another close game! GO DAWGS!!!

GT

November 19th, 2009
9:02 am

All I care is If we will find away to get OUR team (tech) ready to play…We Practiced tuesday wednesday and will today for this game. We will practice again saturday for Georgia as well. I know the Coach Johnson is USUALLY good after a bye week I just hope it hold True to from after this week!!
We need to find a way to stop Cox in the passing game and Caleb King Ealy in the running game!!

Bryan G.

November 19th, 2009
9:44 am

Can someone tell me what the market is in the NFL for safeties who don’t wrap up ball carriers and can’t cover receivers?

Hilarious

November 19th, 2009
10:18 am

Hey Blindog…I think the only team KY could beat in the ACC is Maryland…maybe NC State.

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GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
11:23 am

Hilarious, this season, Kentucky could easily beat, in addition to Maryland and NC State, Duke, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Boston College, and would probably give FSU, UNC, and depending on how they’re playing that day Miami a run for their money. I would say that only Va. Tech, Ga. Tech, and Clemson are clearly better.

redeployed dawg

November 19th, 2009
11:24 am

Although I think that Cobb being questionable helps us, I would rather have a healthy AJ Green. KY has seemed to find a way to make it a game for awhile now and I don’t see why this season will be any different. As for all the talk about Jones, he has made some mistakes but he has also made some great plays for us. I think he will be drafted somewhere based on his potential, but I am a bit disappointed with his progression as a player.

Hilarious

November 19th, 2009
11:29 am

Well Geoffdawg, based your thinking, UGA loses big.

Willie Martinez

November 19th, 2009
11:39 am

SWEEEET! Looks like I’ll be sticking around next year!

Take that, Dawg “fans”!!!

Old Dawg

November 19th, 2009
11:46 am

Even though Georgia has a huge lead in the series, Kentucky always plays the Dawgs close, especially in Lexington. Their defense is improved, through they’ve given up rushing yardage this year against option teams.

The game is in Athens, where they haven’t won in 30 years. But Kentucky is a much improved program over years past.

dap01

November 19th, 2009
11:49 am

Hilarious: What is “hilarious” is that you are reading a Dawg blog. Apparently UGA has not fallen so far as to not be the center of the minds of yellow insects from Atlanta.

Perhaps if you would get off of your computer, you could help fill up that small stadium (in a city of 4,000,000).

Nick

November 19th, 2009
11:50 am

I agree that he’s playing. I think it’s a last-ditch desperate effort on the part of the KY coaching staff, reminiscent of a Spurrier-Holtz ploy!
Either way, I think CMR & staff are too smart to fall for it. Prepare for him. If he plays, great, if he doesn’t, so be it!

Willie Martinez

November 19th, 2009
11:53 am

Hey Nick, don’t underestimate us. We fell for black helmets and pants…although Richt had me at black helmets.

BigDawg

November 19th, 2009
1:16 pm

Brooks is fooling us! He doesn’t want us to prepare for the wildcat! I’m sure Willie will be fully prepared for anything they throw at us and adjust accordingly. HA HA HA HA Willie please don’t wait until the 2nd or 3rd quarter when they are up by 2 or 3 touchdowns and hope they mess up so we can get some momentum to make it a close game at the end.

GEORGIA SATELLITE

November 19th, 2009
1:39 pm

I like my UGAY campus and women a little bit on the trashy side, new hit ..checkitout…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8GuH9oDHrU

GeoffDawg

November 19th, 2009
2:29 pm

I’m surprised you recognize thinking hilarious.

DawginLex

November 19th, 2009
2:31 pm

UK’s defense is light years better than Tech’s. This game won’t resemble last year’s at all. UK will hold us to 20 or less and we can shut down their running game and make Newton pass the ball to move the ball.

17-10 UGA or 20-14 UGA, something like that.

sccatfan1

November 19th, 2009
3:30 pm

Mind games from Brooks? Hardly. You don’t hold your best player out of crucial Wed/Th practices just to play games. He may play but he is seriously banged up and UK fans fear his effectiveness will be severely curtailed.

Sautee Dawg

November 19th, 2009
4:02 pm

Cobb will play, you can bank on it. Love CMR assesment of Cobb. Sounds like one from the past from the Man who made compliments of opposing teams last for hours. (Vince Dooley) Dooley would say, “This QB that Kentucky brings to Sanford Stadium Saturday Night is the best Qb I’ve ever seen play the game and there is no way our defense can contain him for 4 quarters of play. We’ll be lucky if we even tackle him at all”.

Johnny Test

November 19th, 2009
4:12 pm

Hey Hilarious… want to hear something hilarious… Virginia loses to William and Mary… Maryland loses to Richmond… GT has to go into OT to beat a 4 win Weak Forrest team. The ACC’s total winning % ytd is 56. By the end of the season the ACC will have a losing record overall.

Manny

November 19th, 2009
5:03 pm

UGA VII has passed away folks. Only lasted 2 years. May he rest in peace.

Raul

November 19th, 2009
5:30 pm

I don’t buy it for one minute. Cobb will play and will be a good tune up for what Nesbitt will show next week.

Haywood Jablomey

November 19th, 2009
5:33 pm

DAMN GOOD DAWG

20 Wins in a row

November 19th, 2009
7:28 pm

That’s good news for the sinking ship

Scoop

November 19th, 2009
9:44 pm

In breaking news, the entire Tennessee football team has been arrested for “guilt by association”. Assistant Coarch Ed “Chest Bump” Orgeron reiterated his earlier comments, with a new twist….”We don’t recruit angels….only felons.” Film at 11.

Yellow Fuzz

November 20th, 2009
10:40 am

“ Wes Bunting of NationalFootballPost.com lists Dwyer, a junior, as the best running back on the board and the No. 8 overall NFL prospect. Bunting called Dwyer “a violent runner who exhibits good vision between the tackles and has the initial burst to separate from defenders at the second level.”

There must be some mistake. Dwyer plays in that “gimmick”, “high school”, “triple option” system that no blue chip recruit with aspirations of playing in the NFL would ever consider………………Hahahaha. Some dog nation bloggers on here are wrong about absolutely everything. See you azzholes on the 28th and bring all those top 5 recruiting classes with you! LOL.

45-42

techposerredneck

November 21st, 2009
11:48 pm

UGA wins in a cakewalk. Its hilarious to think UGA is weary of Kentucky. The dogs win in a squeaker. All quotes by dog fans. We’re Ga. we don’t rebuild we reload. Fire everybody! Even the cheerleaders. YOU KNUCKLEHEADS.