Published August 16, 2012 - 9:15am
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SDS is going to be looking at all 14 teams’ comeback players: one on offense and one on defense. These players were either injured or had an underachieving season in 2011 and looking to get back on track.
Offense: RB Josh Clemons
Josh Clemons’ early season-ending knee injury was a major blow to him and the Kentucky offense. Clemons looked to the ‘the guy’ at running back before he went down. He’ll have to win his job back in 2012 competing with several others on the roster. Before his injury, Clemons rushed for 279 yards and two touchdowns. This year as s sophomore, Clemons looks to come back strong from his injury and really give the offense another weapon. He missed the last six games of the regular season, and Kentucky is going to have to have a healthy Josh Clemons to help the running game.
Defense: DT Mister Cobble
Besides having one of the best names in college football, Mister Cobble is primed for a breakout year. Joker Phillips and his staff thought Cobble underperformed last year. Cobble will be lined up alongside Donte Rumph, and together the two will try to improve on an underachieving 2011 campaign that saw the two combine for only six tackles for loss and two sacks. If the defense is going to improve and fill the holes left from 2011, it starts with Mister Cobble in the middle.