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    Why are people down on Mahoney?

    The kid is a pretty good kicker. Sure he had a horrible game against Mizzou but other than that he had a really solid season. It is hard to fault a kicker when he has to kick bombs all year.

    He made 7 kicks in a row at the beginning of the season and than he started missing but look at these kickers

    Utah - 53 yards

    OU - 45 yards
    50 yards

    Kan - 51 yards

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    There aren't many kickers in college football that are going to make those kicks. In my opinion he only had one bad game this year as a Cyclone and that was this past weekend against Missouri, but does that make him a bad kicker? I don't think it does. If we go off that, that Leonard Johnson is a bad cornerback because he got torched against Iowa. Alexander Robinson is a bad back because he couldn't run against Colorado.

    I feel very comfortable with our kicking game going into next year



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    He is under 50% for the years and that is really bad for a kicker.


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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    He made 1 out of his 9 field goal attempts in the last 7 games. That's why.



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    He made 1 out of his last 8 field goals. That's why.
    THIS! First of all, the two he missed against Mizzou are kicks he SHOULD be making, and if he does, its a completely different game going down to the end. You get better as the season goes on, not worse...



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Are you suggesting we should have punted or went for it on forth down? The way it turned out, the team would have been better with either option.



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    He's been unbelievably awful down the stretch.

    Why wouldn't you be down on his play?


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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    A rebuilding program cannot afford an inconsistent kicker.



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    He made 1 out of his 9 field goal attempts in the last 7 games. That's why.







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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    1 out of 9. Sure

    But 7 out of 9 of those were from 45 yards or further. Come on guys they weren't easy kicks



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    1 out of 9. Sure

    But 7 out of 9 of those were from 45 yards or further. Come on guys they weren't easy kicks
    This is the Big 12 son! Not the MAC.


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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    He is under 50% for the years and that is really bad for a kicker.
    Kicks under 45 yards he is 7 for 10!

    He was 7 for 8 before his one bad game. That is good for a kicker!!

    You tell me when the last time we have had a kicker that was so good inside of 45 yards ever. Please tell me



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    1 out of 9. Sure

    But 7 out of 9 of those were from 45 yards or further. Come on guys they weren't easy kicks
    Paul Rhoads would not have put him out there if he didn't think he could make those kicks. Mahoney has proven in both practice and in warm-ups that he can kick long field goals.

    Fact of the matter is a majority of our team improved as the season went on, Mahoney did not. He had a problem focusing and mentally preparing for his in-game kicks down the stretch. I'm not sure I have ever seen Rhoads lay into a player quite like he did to Mahoney on Saturday after his second miss...



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    This is the Big 12 son! Not the MAC.
    Go play intramuals!

    Seriously though coach has faith in him thus the reason for him kicking long FG's but he is actually really good inside 45 if you look at his stats. I am not going to be critical of a college kicker missing from outside of 50. Heck NFL kickers who get paid to do it can't even kick 50 yarders at a clip of 50%. I think they are just under this year from that distance



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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    1 out of 9. Sure

    But 7 out of 9 of those were from 45 yards or further. Come on guys they weren't easy kicks

    I agree, they even said that during the Nebraska game. If he makes the short ones vs Missouri, this isn't even being talked about. But, the Missouri ones were brutal.


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    Re: Why are people down on Mahoney?

    He was 3 for 5 from beyond 50 last year and only 1 for 5 from beyond 50 this year.




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