Wondering if Randall Cobb will play for Kentucky on Saturday?
Apparently, the Wildcats plan to keep you wondering until game time.
Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said after practice Thursday that it’ll be a game-time decision whether to play Cobb, the wide receiver/quarterback/kick returner, against Georgia in Sanford Stadium.
“Cobb took a few reps [Thursday], and it’ll be a game-time decision on his availability,” Brooks said in a UK release. “The doctors will advise me on what the best scenario is, and we’ll go from there.”
Cobb sat out Tuesday’s practice and part of Wednesday’s because of a bruised shoulder. After Wednesday’s practice, Brooks deemed Cobb “questionable” for the Georgia game.
“It had been bothering him before [last week's Vanderbilt] game,” Brooks said Thursday. “It’s a tough job when you take as many hits as those guys do. He’s not the biggest guy in the world. He is one of the most talented, but he’s not one of the biggest.”
Cobb’s status is of major interest to Georgia after the way he tormented the Bulldogs in last year’s game. Starting at quarterback, he ran for 82 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, as well as completing 12 of 20 passes for 105 yards. Despite Cobb’s dazzling show, Georgia managed to win a 42-38 shootout.
This season, Cobb has played primarily at wide receiver, while also getting a significant amount of snaps at quarterback in the Wildcat (UK calls it the “WildCobb”) formation and returning punts and some kickoffs.
He is Kentucky’s leading receiver (32 catches for 384 yards) and second-leading rusher (57 carries for 396 yards), and he averages 13.2 yards per punt return and 25.2 yards per kickoff return. He ranks third in the SEC in all-purpose yards (148.1 per game).