Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Know Thy Enemy: Randall Cobb

Erik Ainge, Tim Tebow, Skylar Green.

All names of players who had big games against the Georgia Bulldogs in recent years and became hated by Georgia fans. it is time to add one more name to that list: Randall Cobb. Mr. Do-it-All for Kentucky, Randall Cobb has terrorized the Georgia Bulldogs for the last two years.

It began in 2008, when a Georgia team that was ranked #1 in the preseason rolled into Lexington expecting to hammer a Wildcats team who was without their starting quarterback. Enter Randall Cobb, a lightning quick freshman who had played most of the season at wide receiver and kick returner. With Cobb under center, the Cats put a scare into Georgia 9thankfully, Cobb finally made a mistake throwing a bad screen pass that was picked off by Demarcus Dobbs.)

In 2009, Cobb once again terrorized the Georgia defense. Despite only catching one pass, Cobb ran the ball 9 times for 40 yards, including two touchdowns. When the Dawgs fumbled the ball inside the Kentucky 5 yard line, the Wildcats soon secured their second victory over Georgia in 4 years. All I kept thinking was how bad it was to basically get defeated by one player.

With Kentucky's other talented offensive weapon, Derrick Locke, most likely on the shelf this week, Cobb will once again be expected to carry the load for Kentucky. After catching the game winning touchdown last week against South Carolina, he definitely has the confidence to once again lead them to victory. For the first 5 years of Mark Richt's tenure, the Kentucky game was often an easy blowout victory for the Dawgs. But in recent years, that has all changed.

Unless the Dawgs want to fall to 2-3 against Kentucky over the last 5 seasons, they need to stop Randall Cobb. If they don't, he will take the place of the now gone Tebow as my least favorite player in the SEC.



AUMaverick said...

If you think Cobb is bad, wait til you se Cam.

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