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    Mahoney

    IMO, most improved player on the team - or at least he's in the top 3. What a difference it makes to have some reliability kicking field goals. But just as important - all the touchbacks. HUGE! Over half of the kickoffs Saturday were touchbacks, right? One somewhat does not count as a penalty ensured it would be - but that kick would have been a touchback anyway, IMO. Was nice the offense gave him plenty of opportunities to show off the skills.

    Some NFL teams will actually keep a kickoff specialist on their roster just for that and we all know how valuable roster spots are in the NFL. It's a big, big part of the game and Mahoney is really coming thru for us.

    It also doesn't suck the kid can run and is a threat on the fake field goal at any time. :)

    I look forward to him having the opportunity to line up for a big kick this season and knocking the thing thru!



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    Re: Mahoney

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I look forward to him having the opportunity to line up for a big kick this season and knocking the thing thru!
    Foreshadowing?


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    Re: Mahoney

    Don't jinx him.



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    He has been perfect lately

    Cant believe more people haven't been talking about him. Such confidence he has been kicking with lately.


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    Re: Mahoney

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    IMO, most improved player on the team - or at least he's in the top 3. What a difference it makes to have some reliability kicking field goals. But just as important - all the touchbacks. HUGE! Over half of the kickoffs Saturday were touchbacks, right? One somewhat does not count as a penalty ensured it would be - but that kick would have been a touchback anyway, IMO. Was nice the offense gave him plenty of opportunities to show off the skills.

    Some NFL teams will actually keep a kickoff specialist on their roster just for that and we all know how valuable roster spots are in the NFL. It's a big, big part of the game and Mahoney is really coming thru for us.

    It also doesn't suck the kid can run and is a threat on the fake field goal at any time. :)

    I look forward to him having the opportunity to line up for a big kick this season and knocking the thing thru!
    Hopefully you didn't jinx him. He has been fanatastic this season. I had my doubts about him after last year but he has really stepped it up big time. And those touchbacks are a blessing considering how poor our KO coverage has been this year.

    I disagree with you about hoping he gets a big time kick. I for one hope any victory we have is by a TD or more and we never have to have our kicker decidng the game. Just makes it easier on my heart


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    Re: Mahoney

    If Chizik did anything right when he was here it was spending a scholarship on a kicker. I'll never understand why coaches don't do it. A good kicker is a legit tool to have. It sucks him and Guyer are both juniors already.



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    Re: Mahoney

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    If Chizik did anything right when he was here it was spending a scholarship on a kicker. I'll never understand why coaches don't do it. A good kicker is a legit tool to have. It sucks him and Guyer are both juniors already.
    Actually spent scholarships on 2 in the same year, with the kid from Johnston. I thought that was a great move by the Chiz.



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    Re: Mahoney

    I wonder if he can punt.


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    Re: Mahoney

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    If Chizik did anything right when he was here it was spending a scholarship on a kicker. I'll never understand why coaches don't do it. A good kicker is a legit tool to have. It sucks him and Guyer are both juniors already.
    I didnt look to see if either of Tech's kickers were on scholarship but watching them kickoff and attempt a fg made me absolutely cringe. I couldnt believe the kid was short going with the wind on his FG. Grant sank a 61 pregame with the wind and multiple 50+. I think this game was a complete team effort, everyone seemed to be clicking. Saw a text before the game from a player. "We are ready today. Everyone just feels on today. Were gonna get this one." Hopefully they all feel on next week too.



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    Re: Mahoney

    In addition to kicking, he's leading in special teams tackles too



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    Re: Mahoney

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I wonder if he can punt.
    I think we are getting exactly what you should expect from a true freshman punter. Inconsistency.

    But he's got 2 first downs on fakes. Also had a 50 yard average against K-State. I'm in his corner and with the improvements Mahoney has made, I believe our special teams staff will have Van Der Kamp doing the same.



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