Seniors Rumph, Cobble anchor Kentucky's D-line

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's defensive linemen can't wait to put on a stiff and united front this season.
     
A Wildcats defense that was frequently tested last season because of injuries and youth will be stronger this year, thanks to senior tackles Donte Rumph and Mister Cobble. Rumph is returning from a spring shoulder injury while Cobble is working toward a spot after being limited by illness last season.
     
Their play will be crucial to a defense considered Kentucky's strength under first-year coach Mark Stoops. The defensive line will be heavily counted on to withstand a tough early schedule, including games against four top-10 teams.
     
Rumph, Cobble and other linemen believe they're capable of being the first line of resistance in a 4-3 alignment, a scheme they say is suited to their talents.
 
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