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By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips had to take redshirt freshman receiver Bookie Cobbins out of spring practice when he fell behind academically. Will he be okay academically to begin preseason practice?
“He is okay academically. He finished the semester up really well for us last semester and a lot of that happened when we took him off the field (during spring practice). I think he is competitive enough and has enough pride and that is an embarrassing moment for a guy when you take him off the field and his teammates have to see he is no longer there,” Phillips said.
“A competitor will bow his neck and get things done and that’s what Bookie did. He spent a lot of time in our CATS Center with (adviser) Barb Dennison. The whole month of May was with (strength coach) Rock Oliver in the CATS Center making sure he was there and making sure he was where he was supposed to do.
“Getting a guy from a freshman to a sophomore is hard. A lot of times it is the first time they are away from home and they don’t really understand how to get themselves up or get to places they need to be. I think it is now kicking in for Bookie.”