Don’t be surprised if Blaylock’s loss will mean even more playing time for James Cook in the slot this season. Cook, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior, remains a running back primarily. But he was already getting enough snaps at flanker over the summer and into camp this month to be considered second-team there. Blaylock’s loss just solidifies that.
Todd Monken’s got enough mileage under his belt to know how to adjust on the fly. And Cook’s got enough talent to be useful in that regard.