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Wildcat Quickies: Randall Cobb Edition

Randall Cobb has huge playoff performance. Lady Cats fall to Texas A&M. NFL Playoff news. More.

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Randall Cobb isn't just a Kentucky legend, he's starting to make himself a Green Bay Packers legend. The former Kentucky star had a career day against the New York Giants in the Wild Card round yesterday. He caught 5 passes for 116 yards and 3 touchdowns. Cobb was questionable to play yesterday as he was still dealing with an ankle injury, but he was cleared to play and put up one of his best games ever, and in one of the most important games he's ever played in. It's great to see the former Wildcat have great postseason success.

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Faux Gruden is oddly accurate when impersonating the real Jon Gruden. And what a great nickname for Cobb!

Being mentioned in the same breath as Rob Gronkowski is never a bad thing.

Your quickies

Kentucky basketball: Look for more teams to try to muscle the Cats | Lexington Herald-Leader
In a losing cause, Arkansas got physical with Kentucky on Saturday night. The Cats should get used to the tactic. As conference play continues, look for more teams to try and muscle UK.

Strong Second Half Pushes Texas A&M Past No. 24 Kentucky | UK Wildcats News
Texas A&M used a second-half surge to power past No. 24 Kentucky on Sunday, handing UK its first home loss inside Memorial Coliseum. The Wildcats will now travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to face the Crimson Tide on Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Kentucky should not rule out Hamidou Diallo helping it pursue 2017 NCAA title - Sporting News
Should Diallo play this season? He is an extraordinary athlete, someone who can develop into an elite defender and who is adept at attacking the rim. Who can't use more of that?

John Calipari chides Isaiah Briscoe after getting his shots blocked - 247
John Calipari has been after Isaiah Briscoe to avoid getting his shots blocked. In Saturday's 97-71 win over Arkansas, he was proven right ... four times.

Bud Dupree's levels Matt Moore during Steelers' playoff game | Lexington Herald-Leader
Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore missed just one play after a brutal hit by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree.

Demarcus Cousins compares current Kentucky backcourt to John Wal and Eric Bledsoe - ESPN
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said this year's Wildcats freshman backcourt of Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox are as good as his former teammates at Kentucky.

Duke's rash of injuries continues as Amile Jefferson hurts right foot - Yahoo
Just when it seemed Duke finally had its full complement of weapons available for the first time all season, another key player suffered an ill-timed injury. Senior forward Amile Jefferson injured his right foot when he landed awkwardly on a first-half shot attempt during Duke’s win over Boston College.

Packers beat Giants 38-13 - Fox Sports
Aaron Rodgers worked his Hail Mary magic, Randall Cobb played out of his mind, New York Giants' receivers dropped passes left and right, and the Green Bay Packers won out to move on to the next round.

Ben Roethlisberger in walking boot, expects to play against Kansas City - ESPN
Stop me if you've heard this one: Big Ben got hurt winning a playoff game, but will play in the next playoff game despite the injury (and he'll probably throw for 300 yards).

Manny Ramirez is playing baseball again - Sporting News
Ramirez has signed with a Japanese club to revive his playing career. He hasn't played since 2014, when he was a player-coach at the Triple-A level.

Is Saban already the greatest coach ever? - Fox Sports
As Alabama head coach Nick Saban prepares for the National Championship game, you could argue that he has already surpassed Bear Bryant as the greatest coach ever.

Nevada comes back from 25-point deficit, stuns New Mexico - Yahoo Sports
Nevada trailed by 25, and trailed by 14 with just over a minute to go. An astounding 3-point shooting display brought Nevada back, and gave them a win in overtime.

The Patriots are the biggest playoff favorites since 1998 - ESPN
New England opens as a 14.5-point favorite over the Houston Texans, which quickly grew to a 16-point line. The Texans certainly have their work cut out for them.