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Coshik Williams out, Raymond Sanders will start

CoShik Williams will miss Saturday’s game with that back injury he suffered against Louisville. The senior running back wore a red jersey this week in limited practice time and the staff has decided to hold him back against Kent State. Starting in his place will be Raymond Sanders, last year’s starting running back to open the season. Sanders carried the ball three times against Louisville for 38 yards but had the costly fumble on a potential scoring drive in the second quarter.

Backing up Sanders at the No. 2 running back spot will be Dyshawn Mobley, not Jonathan George. Mobley told reporters after practice yesterday that he is getting better everyday and waiting to make the most of his next opportunity.

He’ll have it Saturday.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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21 Comments for Coshik Williams out, Raymond Sanders will start

  1. Jason
    12:08 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Not surprised he got hurt. He returned the kick off for a decent run. Then they gave him the ball on first down and ripped off a long run. What seemed like an obvious time to give him a play off since he just had 2 straight plays of long runs including a kick return; they gave him the ball again! He gets hurt. Then Sanders fumbles, I think on the next play. Our coaches have no football IQ. BTW, who has their starting RB returning kick offs! Dumb!

  2. Steve Back
    12:10 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I am smelling an UPSET at Common Criminal this weekend!! Kent State by 3,provided they run toward the proper end zone!!

  3. buckets
    12:12 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Would rather see Justin Taylor or Dyshawn Mobley

  4. Common Sense
    12:12 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’d rather see Dyshawn Mobley or Justin Taylor play over Raymond Sanders, heck give Jonathan George a chance.

  5. Common Sense
    12:17 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    darn you buckets

  6. dtg
    12:20 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    They run Sanders like he’s Artose Pinner or Rafael Little. He’s a scat back for crying out loud… quick but too small for between the tackles. Another genius decision by our coaching staff.

  7. me
    12:29 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Replacing a Yugo with a Pinto is neither a big deal nor news worthy. Please let us know when their is a change at the top.

  8. Steve Back
    12:31 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    By David Carducci

    September 4, 2012

    Opening the 2012 season on a Thursday night gave Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell the rare opportunity to sit down and watch the Golden Flashes’ next opponent live on television.

    Hazell was in his office on Sunday watching the live ESPN broadcast of Kentucky’s ugly 32-14 loss at Louisville. The Flashes are on the road Saturday to face Kentucky in week two.

    On a typical Sunday following a gameday, KSU’s coaches would watch and grade their own film, then meet with the players before starting to piece together the gameplan for their next opponent.

    “I watched in my office, I know the defensive staff watched it together, and I’m sure the offense watched it,” said Hazell. “Then we had the game on in the coaches room (at Dix Stadium) right before practice (on Sunday night).

    Watching a live broadcast can offer a different view from the typical game film downloaded on the internet.

    “Any time you can see the mechanics of how they shuttle things in and out, if you can pick up anything that would be good,” said Hazell.

    The Flashes will have eight days between games when they step on the field at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington while the Wildcats will be returning home on a short week after getting embarrassed by an in-state rival. KSU could find some obvious advantages from the three extra off days.

    “You get to have a chance to get a couple extra rest days, which is always big for your guys when they play a hard football game,” said Hazell. “But you also get that extra day to study film.

    Golden Flashes by 3…..even running away from their own end zone!!!

  9. Mike
    12:35 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds rather strange….Choker didn’t seem to mention any particular problems with Coshik in his post game comments. I guess what’s new for Joker not really knowing what IS going on.

  10. CatGrad7072
    12:59 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t think ‘Choker’ is the right nickname. Choking implies you know what to do and, for some reason, fail to perform.

    Joker doesn’t know what to do in the first place.

  11. Just Sayin'
    1:00 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    serious question: what if we lose?

  12. UKBlue
    1:00 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    This is sad, but I can really see UK losing this game. With only a 7 point spread, Vegas must also see it. This is the perfect game for Billy Walter to be all over it.

  13. Dave
    1:08 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink


  14. UK Fan In Louisville
    1:11 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    1 – Louisville had Senorise Perry returning kickoffs and playing on kick coverage teams. I think you have to give Joker a pass on that particular issue.

  15. Poco Chang
    1:17 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Sanders wouldn’t start for a Sunbelt team. Sheesh.

  16. UKBlue1!
    1:23 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Kent St. is a scheduled win. They game to fear is the WKU game. IF our defense does’t plug up the holes, the hilltoppers will rush for 500 yards and pass for another 300 yards. The real beat down is really going to come in game #5. Spurrier will rack up 10-12 touchdowns on this defense.

  17. STEVE!
    2:08 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    The running backs we used in the Louisville game lookede awfully small. I can’t see them holding up under any kind of SEC defense pounding. Hopefully the young backs have some more size on them the way we like to run them off tackle. Donald Williams was a good-looking big back a couple of years ago, but he was run off.

  18. ChicagoSucks
    3:24 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Great points 3 and 4. Our pitch to guys like Mobley and Taylor has to be playing time, and the staff needs to keep that promise. The big boys in the SEC play their freshmen.

    Additionally, Thomas, Henderson, Trimble and Tiller all need to be on the field for a significant number of snaps.

  19. jaws2
    4:21 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    George Adams was the last SEC type back we’ve had. This Mobley kid and Clemons are both of the same mold. Williams and Sanders are both to small for our offense in the SEC. If this was Mummy’s offense, different story.

  20. The Doctor
    4:23 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I expect Sanders will be seen limping off the field at some point Saturday night, as has been the case every season he’s been here. The guy is too small to play regularly, but he’s an upperclassmen so the hell with Mobley and Taylor.

  21. Georgia Blue
    9:01 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Sanders did have to come to UK. He kept his commitment. He could have went to a Football School instead of a Basketball School. So you fans can lay off of him , because he is not the problem with this team. You can believe in Mobley or Taylor , football is not just running the football. You have read and assignment when you don’t have the ball. Just because Mobley ran for 3,000 or more yards that don’t mean he’s a SEC back. I can’t wait to see what Mobley do in the SEC not against Kent State and Western Kentucky. Your big SEC back , just like Simpson and Gainer. You can keep saying bad things about him , but you can’t beat a person out that had 2 knee surgery last year and a high ankle sprain. And I will put money on it that Mobley or Taylor want beat him out next spring or this year. You can’t beat out a God fearing Man that stays Humble. He been through this all of his life people talking about his size and always has won in the end. Football is in his heart and he has been brought to never let the other man out work him. That’s why he compete for playing time