NCAA Grants Cobb Sixth Year

Auburn, Ala.--Quarterback <b>Daniel Cobb</b> was due some good news in his life and that was granted on Monday afternoon as the NCAA awarded the senior a sixth year of eligibility to compete in the 2002 season.

A part-time starter for the Tigers this past season, Cobb was granted his extra year after missing two seasons while suffering blood clots due to Paget von Schrotter Syndrome. The NCAA has a rule specifically for unforseen circumstances that allows a student-athlete to appeal for an extra year of eligibility and that's what Cobb did following the 2001 season. Now that the appeal has been approved, Cobb says he's ready to move forward and enjoy another senior season.

"I am pleased that I received the extra year of elibility," Cobb says. " am looking forward to spring drills and learning the new offense under coach Petrino." Bob Petrino took over as Auburn's offensive coordinator last week.

Cobb finished the season with 1,165 yards passing and seven touchdowns on 89-of-158 throws. He will enter spring drills wide open with Jason Campbell in the fight for the starting job.

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