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    Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Missing 2 XPs.....missing a 29 yd chip shot vs Texas.....not feeling very comfortable in close games with this. Anyone else agree?


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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    see the last 100 threads to get everyones opinion.



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Texas Tech held tryouts mid-season a few years ago. Nothing would be hurt if ISU explored that route.



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Wasnt there some walk on from Texas that we got this year?


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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    why can't kirby do it? I don't know but you would think he kicked in high school at least. surely he can come out and hit some short fg's and extra points.



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Why don't we just try the other PKs on the roster?


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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Wow, we have 6 PKs on the roster. There's no doubt some of these other guys need to get a look in practice and I'm sure CPR is looking at all his options.

    Also surprising is that Kirby is the only punter on the roster, I know he's only a sophomore, but you'd think we'd at least have a backup listed on the roster.



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by synapticwave View Post
    Wow, we have 6 PKs on the roster. There's no doubt some of these other guys need to get a look in practice and I'm sure CPR is looking at all his options.

    Also surprising is that Kirby is the only punter on the roster, I know he's only a sophomore, but you'd think we'd at least have a backup listed on the roster.
    I agree.

    However, if we can find somebody who can consistently hit FG's, then all the power to us. But kickers are just so hit and miss. Yes, there are kickers who rarely miss, but ya never know if Mahoney or Guyer could go on a hot streak. I mean Mahoney has hit a FG from like 57 yards hasn't he? I know they missed XP's but im trying my best not to give up on them.



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    why can't kirby do it? I don't know but you would think he kicked in high school at least. surely he can come out and hit some short fg's and extra points.
    wasn't Kirby a Wr or something in high school? I remember reading something that he didn't even punt until the ISU kicking camp.


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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    wasn't Kirby a Wr or something in high school? I remember reading something that he didn't even punt until the ISU kicking camp.
    Correct. Kirby did not punt until his senior season of high school, and ISU actually offered him a scholarship (at the camp you mentioned) before he had actually ever punted in a high school game. He never did field goal kicking work in high school.




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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Is this actually a question that needs to be discussed?



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    This makes me think "a day late and a dollar short" as far as field goal kicking threads go.


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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    This has probably not ever occurred to rhoads.



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    Re: Is it time to try some other kickers?

    Our back-up punter is Brandon Jensen. He averaged about 40 yds a punt his senior year at Ankeny.



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