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Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Maxx Williams declined to comment on his NFL Draft intentions when asked by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Williams smiled and said, "We’ll find out," when asked about declaring for the NFL. He won't talk about it until after the season ends. "After the bowl game," he added. "We’ve got to worry about the bowl game." Williams confirmed he submitted his name to the NFL Draft Advisory Board. It's possible he'll be told he's a projected second-rounder. "Most of the time, through my dealings, [the board is] pretty close on things," Gophers coach Jerry Kill said. "Ultimately, it’s [the player’s] decision, and I support whatever happens." The coach added: "If he comes back, he’ll make a good decision. And if he doesn’t, he’ll make a good decision. And we’ll be excited either way." The 6-foot-4, 250-pound sophomore has a similar skill-set to Cowboy TE Jason Witten.
Dec 19 - 10:30 PM

The Big 10 recognized Minnesota's Jerry Kill as Coach of the Year.

More accurately, Kill won both of the conference's COY honors, taking home the Hayes-Schembechler award (voted on by the league's coaches) and the Dave McClain award (media). Kill's Gophers beat Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa en route to an 8-4 record (5-3 in the conference). "I am thrilled for Jerry, as he is truly deserving of being named Big Ten coach of the year," Gophers athletics director Norwood Teague said. "I am continually impressed at how he is building our program and know that even brighter days are ahead for Gopher football."
Dec 3 - 1:53 AM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

The 5-foot-11, 229-pounder has scampered for 1,430 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, which should allow him to break Laurence Maroney's single-season school rushing record of 1,464 yards early in the school's bowl game. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote earlier on Tuesday that Cobb "could go overlooked" during the draft but is a "reliable and well-rounded back" set to go in the mid-rounds.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 2 - 11:24 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Minnesota senior RB David Cobb "could go overlooked" but is a "reliable and well-rounded back" that some team will get in the mid-rounds.

"With a number of underclassmen expected to make the 2015 RB class loaded with talent, he could go overlooked, but some team will get a reliable and well-rounded back with Cobb in the mid-rounds," Brugler wrotes. The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb has rushed for 1,430 yards and 12 touchdowns this season and recently accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 2 - 3:31 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in the school's 34-24 loss to Wisconsin.

Cobb was extremely questionable for this game with a left hamstring injury, however, early on he produced a 40 yard touchdown and looked fairly healthy. Cobb has a well-rounded skill set to contribute in the NFL early on.
Nov 29 - 8:14 PM

Updating a previous item, Minnesota senior RB David Cobb will start against Wisconsin despite dealing with a left hamstring injury.

Cobb was previously considered unlikely to play, but went through warmups and appears to be good to go. In fact, Cobb was adamant he would be playing in this contest as soon as he suffered the injury. It will be a running back showdown, with Cobb competing against Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon III.
Source: KFAN
Nov 29 - 3:09 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb is unlikely to play against Wisconsin due to a left hamstring injury.

Cobb was injured late in last week's game against Nebraska, but was adamant he would play on Saturday. That does not seem to be the case, however, Cobb is expected to test the hammy during pre-game work. He is one of Josh Norris' favorites at the position.
Nov 29 - 11:20 AM

An NFC scouting director believes Minnesota senior RB David Cobb "will rise in the ranks the more people study him."

Cobb's rise in scouting circles doesn't surprise Rotoworld, which saw NFL attributes out of the Golden Gopher early in the season. "I keep going back to this kid. Doesn't wow you, but he produces each week. I think he will rise in the ranks the more people study him. Runs with vision, power, and some agility. Wants the ball," the NFC scouting director said. The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb has rushed for 1,430 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 27 - 2:20 AM

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill said Wednesday that senior RB David Cobb (hamstring) is "big-time questionable" for Saturday's game at Wisconsin.

"Signs continue pointing toward the Gophers being without standout running back David Cobb for Saturday’s showdown at Wisconsin," the Minneapolis Star Tribune ominously reported. Cobb, who hasn't practiced this week and won't practice Thursday, has rushed for 1,430 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, and his loss would be devastating for Minnesota in advance of a game that will decide the Big Ten West and determine Ohio State's opponent in the Big Ten title game. "I wish I had a crystal ball; I wish I knew," Kill said. "But you’re talking about a hamstring. You aren’t talking about something that just heals up overnight. Now, it’s a strain, it’s not pulled, and that’s a good thing, but you just don’t know."
Nov 26 - 10:40 PM

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill said senior RB David Cobb is "very questionable" for Saturday's game at Wisconsin.

This is a troubling development indeed, as Kill had previously designated Cobb, injured in last week's win over Nebraska, merely "questionable." Forty-eight hours later has brought a slight downgrade to that prognosis. Cobb's loss would cripple Minnesota's run-heavy offense. He's rushed for 1,430 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. The Golden Gophers also might be without backup tailback Berkley Edwards, who suffered a concussion against Nebraska. If both Cobb and Edwards can't go, Minnesota figures to prescribe a heavy dose of QB runs for Mitch Leidner, as well as cross their fingers that RBs Donnell Kirkwood and Rodrick Williams can be effective.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 25 - 5:26 PM

Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Maxx Williams caught three passes for 45 yards in Saturday's 28-24 win over Nebraska.

On the season, Williams has 28 catches for 418 yards and seven touchdowns, though his numbers would undoubtedly be more prestigious on a team more devoted to throwing the ball. Williams was named a semi-finalist for the John Mackey Award last week. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound sophomore has a similar skill-set to Cowboy TE Jason Witten.
Nov 23 - 5:44 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb (strained left hamstring) has been listed as questionable for next Saturday's game at Wisconsin.

The designation comes straight from Gophers coach Jerry Kill. "I think [Cobb's availability for the Wisconsin game] is a big question mark, and I think anytime you get a hamstring situation like that, it’s not an easy deal," Kill said. "So we’ll just have to see what happens. I told [Cobb] and Ed [head athletic trainer Ed Lochrie], 'Hey, you’ve got to get him ready to go.' But we’ll just have to see. ... But if he doesn’t go, Donnell [Kirkwood] and Rodrick [Williams] -- they’ll have to step it up. Hopefully we’ll get Berkley back because Berkley did some good things in the game, and then he got hit and got a concussion. So at the end of the game, we had two backs." Unless Cobb's situation worsens over the week, expect him to be pressed into duty in one of Minnesota's biggest games in recent memory. The winner of Saturday's game captures the Big Ten West and will advance to the Big Ten title game to play Ohio State.
Nov 23 - 5:30 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb tweeted that he would be ready to play next Saturday.

The full tweet was "all is well! I'll be ready to go next Saturday! Thanks." Cobb rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He appeared to pull his hamstring on his 17-yard scoring scamper. While it's a good sign that Cobb's feeling confident, his status in practice this week will be something to keep an eye on as the Golden Gophers prepare for their meeting with Wisconsin.
Nov 22 - 6:27 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in the school's 28-24 win over Nebraska.

He added 29 receiving yards before exiting following a touchdown run. It looked like Cobb pulled something, but it is unclear if it was his hamstring, quad or something else. We have continued to compare Cobb to Le'Veon Bell after taxes. He has many of the same qualities, just to a lesser degree.
Nov 22 - 3:56 PM

Minnesota senior RB David Cobb's game relies on his "run instincts, vision, and very smooth athleticism," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Cobb is coming off another stellar showing, this time against a defense (Ohio State's) which features a handful of future NFLers. He notched his sixth 100-yard game of the season and chipped in a career-high three touchdowns. Cobb, according to Brugler, shows a propensity to "[transfer] his weight well in his cuts without losing momentum." The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb is a Rotoworld favorite; if he slips down the board, we think some team will find themselves with a nice little Day 3 sleeper.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 20 - 8:06 PM


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