OK, so, during the dragging, sweaty, uncomfortable months of summer, we flippantly mentioned that we would be profiling every player on the team. It will only be fun and worthwhile, we decided, if we were both informative AND funny. Well, it would be really fun if we were drunk the entire time, but that’s neither here nor there. Thus, for these ten weeks leading up to the UL game, we will have at least one profile a day. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed the idea of doing them, but not the actual task. Oh, and we see the egregious “that’s what she said” in the headline.
We’d also like to use this italicized space to apologize to the families of the players whose last names end in ‘A’ or ‘B’ because these early ones might suck a little.
Boring, Obligatory Vitals
Hometown–Aliquippa, PA (Center)
Unfair comparison to NFL-er: Any and every strong safety will be forever compared to Ronnie Lott. So, for Ashton, we choose Steve Atwater.
Most interesting fact from his media guide bio: Punted in high school.
Something we made up about him: On a middle school survey, he said that when he grew up, he wanted to be just like the late Reggie Roby.
Items of legitimate interest: Cobb had a strong sophomore season, highlighted by seven tackle games against Vandy and LSU. He also had picks against Eastern Kentucky and Georgia. Had a couple of starts, splitting time with Roger Williams.
Outlook for 2008, based on light research by our minions: He currently holds down the strong safety spot on a defense that is much balley-hooed by those who do all the balley-hooing. Well, not nationally. I guess the local balley-hooers.
Below is a video of Cobb getting his pick against EKU…at like the 4:40 mark. Watch the whole thing, though. It’s like seven minutes of chicken soup for the UK football fan’s soul—without all the downer stories about anorexia and stuff. Including Rob Bromley commentary! Also, after Little’s touchdown 3 minutes into the video, watch Tamme get dissed on the jumping back-bump thing the kids are doing these days. It’s awesome. Enjoy: