Cobb to have knee surgery

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach Rich Brooks says quarterback/wide receiver Randall Cobb will undergo knee surgery on Tuesday.

Cobb, an Alcoa High School graduate, will have arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage he injured in his left knee during Saturday’s game at Tennessee. The university said in a statement that Cobb’s status for bowl play will be decided after surgery.

Cobb has started the last four games at quarterback. For the season, he’s 52-of-99 passing for 542 yards and five touchdowns. He’s rushed for 316 yards and seven TDs. At wide receiver, he’s caught 21 passes for 197 yards and two scores.

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Comments » 16

ctownvol writes:

Uh oh. Not only did we ruin his homecoming, but we ruined his knee. Seriously. I hope he is going to be fine. I would never wish injury on these kids.

givehim6 writes:

And he was goingto end the 23 a 24 year loesing streak, poor guy.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Man he looked like a human bowling ball in some of those hits.

Wish him the best.

24 and counting.

Triton1 writes:

He's definately a great athlete, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

volfaninutah writes:

wonder why the big orange never recruited this guy. He's a jack of all trades. I thought he played well. Man could the VOLS have used his mobility at QB this year?

bubbanator21 writes:

in response to volfaninutah:

wonder why the big orange never recruited this guy. He's a jack of all trades. I thought he played well. Man could the VOLS have used his mobility at QB this year?

TN did recruit him. He chose KY.

volsoutwest writes:

Coach Kiffin, please stop this madness. This one should have never gotten away. What a talent, best of luck to him.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to volfaninutah:

wonder why the big orange never recruited this guy. He's a jack of all trades. I thought he played well. Man could the VOLS have used his mobility at QB this year?

He wanted to play QB, is short for that position and would be behind three prototypical pro offense QBs plus two other double duty players. Who knew?

nbt44 writes:

in response to bubbanator21:

TN did recruit him. He chose KY.

No...Fulmer did not recruit him. Fulmer ignored him until nearly the end of the recruiting season. During that time Randall had recieved personal visits at his home from several other coaches, including Randy Sanders. Fulmer thought so little of this prize recruit that all he did was send him a letter near the end of the process, which is only a half a step above being snubbed. By that time Randall had already commited to the Wildcats. Randall even lives in the same area Fulmer does and Fulmer wouldn't even take the time to stop by his house and talk top him. (Thank God Fulmer didn't let Crompton get away!)

Yet another extremely talented local player Fulmer let get away. Hopefully Coach Kiffin will do a better job of closing our borders and utilizing our great local players from Alcoa and Maryville.

jasonn1970 writes:

I get the impression Kiffen intends to 'close the border' here in Tennessee. What a refreshing change it is going to be.

etbuc4eva#271956 writes:

in response to jasonn1970:

I get the impression Kiffen intends to 'close the border' here in Tennessee. What a refreshing change it is going to be.

Kffen intends to close the borders for sure. Hes already been to an alcoa practice. he watched them some sunday afternoon.

cjraney writes:

in response to nbt44:

No...Fulmer did not recruit him. Fulmer ignored him until nearly the end of the recruiting season. During that time Randall had recieved personal visits at his home from several other coaches, including Randy Sanders. Fulmer thought so little of this prize recruit that all he did was send him a letter near the end of the process, which is only a half a step above being snubbed. By that time Randall had already commited to the Wildcats. Randall even lives in the same area Fulmer does and Fulmer wouldn't even take the time to stop by his house and talk top him. (Thank God Fulmer didn't let Crompton get away!)

Yet another extremely talented local player Fulmer let get away. Hopefully Coach Kiffin will do a better job of closing our borders and utilizing our great local players from Alcoa and Maryville.

Cobb chose K-Y in JULY. He got an offer from UT in the fall. Just to be clear, he CHOSE K-Y 8 months prior to signing day. He had a choice and chose K-Y. 24 and counting.

Basketball_Jones writes:

in response to cjraney:

Cobb chose K-Y in JULY. He got an offer from UT in the fall. Just to be clear, he CHOSE K-Y 8 months prior to signing day. He had a choice and chose K-Y. 24 and counting.

Fulmer recruited this guy as a DB/WR, he wanted to play QB. I mean with the talent that roas the sidelines in Knoxville at the QB position I can see what Fulmer told him he was going to be better fitted at WR/DB. (sarcasm)

The joke in all this is Fulmer had decided before this kid stepped on campus that he was better suited for DB/WR than QB. That is why he has had to clean out his office instead of staying out. Why would you tell someone they won't play a position before you ever see them compete at it on campus? I guess he knew with his history of play development Cobb was probably the best he would ever be while at Alcoa.

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

No. 1: I wish Cobb well, he's fun to watch.

No. 2: you guys whining about Phil recruiting him: Phil was honest with him. He has a cahnce to be an impact player in the Pros at WR or DB. As a QB?? Not so much.

Phil is cleaning his desk out PRECISELY because he could NOT find a decent pro-style QB to follow Ainge. End of story. To read into Randall Cobb what is not there is just spite. He's an okay QB, a good athlete. For KY, he's great. Send him to UF or Bama, and he's a WR or DB. Got it??

auttat writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

No. 1: I wish Cobb well, he's fun to watch.

No. 2: you guys whining about Phil recruiting him: Phil was honest with him. He has a cahnce to be an impact player in the Pros at WR or DB. As a QB?? Not so much.

Phil is cleaning his desk out PRECISELY because he could NOT find a decent pro-style QB to follow Ainge. End of story. To read into Randall Cobb what is not there is just spite. He's an okay QB, a good athlete. For KY, he's great. Send him to UF or Bama, and he's a WR or DB. Got it??

Agreed.

But the guy probably could have gained 10 yards against Auburn so that Lincoln could have missed the field goal

supersteve17 writes:

I wish him well but his future is not at QB, probably not even at Kentucky. I thought every time he threw the ball against us he did us a favor. He just does not have a strong enough arm to be a top-flight college QB. He didn't start the season at QB and probably would not have played the position had there not been some injuries. Midway through the season he was the 'Cats leading receiver and I think even finished the year as their third leading receiver. A great athlete to be sure, but if he wanted to be "the man" to play QB he should have gone to Carson-Newman. Coach Fulmer was honest with the young man. (BTW, I will admit there were some times this season that I wished he was our QB at UT!)

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