Playing the name game: Mister Cobble

March, 9, 2010
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We've had quite a bit of debate on the SEC blog about who the best player was in the SEC last season and who some of the best players might be next season.

But what about the best name?

I'm going on record right now that I already have the runaway winner for 2010 -- Mister Cobble.

That's right, Mister Cobble, and Kentucky hopes he plays like a Mr.

He'll be a redshirt freshman defensive tackle and should play a key role in the Wildcats' defensive line. He showed enough promise last season during practice that there was some discussion among the coaches about playing him as a true freshman.

But his redshirt remained intact, and with Corey Peters gone, the 6-foot, 290-pound Cobble will have a big opportunity this spring to nail down a spot in the rotation. A standout wrestler in high school, Cobble understands the importance of playing with leverage and should be a lot more equipped physically to play in the SEC this coming season having gone through an entire year in the Wildcats' strength and conditioning program.

He's also another one of those Louisville products who has been so good to the Kentucky program lately, following in the footsteps of Myron Pryor and Peters.

It will be a riot hearing the Kentucky coaches referring to Cobble as "Mister" on the practice field this spring. On second thought, I bet they call him by his last name.

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