Mister Cobble was counted on to be a key cog in the middle for the Kentucky defensive line this season, but he was ruled academically ineligible in August. Cobble remained in school and is practicing with the team in hopes of returning next fall.
Question: What have practices been like for you?
Answer: My objective this year has basically been to help get the offensive line together. On Mondays when we have off I come in here and look at the film of the opponent we're going against. I study their "D" tackles and learn their techniques, so when I come in here on Tuesday, I can show the offensive linemen what they're going to be going up against. I'm using the same moves and techniques that they're using. I figured this was my best way to help out the team until I get my grades together.
Q: How are your academics right now?
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A: I learned from my mistakes and I'm gradually getting my grades together as we speak. Right now, I'm waiting for this semester to end so I can get through this and get back on the team. I feel pretty good about my chances of being back next year.
Q: What has it been like watching the games?
A: I went to the Louisville game with my parents. Being at the atmosphere knowing I can be on the field with the guys, it's hard. I just sit in the stands and watch the game. I don't speak, I don't say anything. I'm just so focused on the game, because I should be there. Little plays that happened, little mistakes, I feel like sometimes it's my fault, because I should be there helping them out. So I just sit there quietly and watch the game.
Q: What should people be looking for out of you next season?
A: That untold story. That monster who's been caged up for too long. When I'm on the field, havoc is going to be brought. I can't wait. As soon as the Tennessee game's over with, I'm going to be looking forward to going to the winter program and getting ready for next season. That's my focus, getting ready for spring and getting ready for summer, so I can be ready for that first kickoff."