I'm glad we have both of these kickers back for this year. Overall, they
did a great job last year. The loss to Colorado was a team effort and I
wouldn't put all the blame on the kickers.Sammy is right that
it is a thankless job - it seems that people only notice when a mistake is made.
I would not call a 54 point beat down a fluke however. I would refer to that
as domination.Can't wait for the season to begin.Go
My son won a homecoming game with his field goal kicking ability. It would have
been miserable had he missed it, for everyone that night.It's a
thankless job when you screw up. I guess with all the stats from last season the
Utes losing to Colorado was a fluke.It's so ironic that the BYU
/ Utah game was fluke as well.As Jim McKay of ABC Sports so
eloquently announced at the beginning of ABC's Wide World of Sports
"... and the agony of defeat". So is the life of a kicker that misses
that one kick, and another, and another in one game.Those are some
mental cobwebs to overcome.
Coach Hill you do realize that your job is on the line this year. If the kicking
and special teams do not improve, you will be looking for new employment.
Special teams needs to be dependable, and consistent it cannot be hit and miss
as it was last year.
Ya they messed up, it's a new season and I have full confidence in whit
getting every facet in order for a run at the roses. With a very favorable
schedule in Colorado(even though we choked), Arizona, ucla, and Arizona state
all in building mode and with no Oregon and USC at home there isn't a game
my money won't be on the red. I wil be there rain or shine, will U?
"We need our field goal kickers to be accurate, maybe hit a little higher
percentage than they have, but other than that...," A little higher
percentage? Really? Sounds like one out of three would be great! That's
a whopping 33 percent improvement from the Colorado game! Those are pretty good
looking stats. On paper!!!