Five questions with Randall Cobb


Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb looks for room as he runs the ball against Vanderbilt in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. (The Associated Press)

Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:54 p.m.

Five questions with Kentucky junior wide receiver Randall Cobb

Q: After a pretty tough middle part of the season, you guys were on a two-game winning streak and are bowl eligible. Did the bye week hurt the rhythm you guys had or was it better to have two weeks to prepare for Tennessee?

A: It's better to have the two weeks. Tennessee is a good team and we need the extra week of preparation.

Q: What is the most important thing that this team needs to work on during the extra week of preparation?

A: Our health. We needed to get guys healthy and get their legs back under them.

Q: It seems like people can label you as the utility player for Kentucky. How much time do you spend at each position in practice?

A: I spend about 95 percent at wide receiver and five percent at quarterback. I work at punt returner and kickoff returner during the special teams periods.

Q: You're also the return man for your team. Whose idea was it to give you this much responsibility and when were you originally approached with the idea of playing multiple positions?

A: I went to the coaches and said that if I could help the team at other positions that I would do so.

Q: Coach Phillips said that probably project at receiver in the NFL and compared you to the Steelers' Hines Ward. Which NFL player do you think you compare the most to and why?

A: Hines Ward, because of his toughness, his history of playing quarterback and his understanding of the game.

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