First, Shaggy has been about our only good thing this season. Loved the 52 yarder also. I'll give him and the coaches that.
However, his acuracy was virtually the same last year as it was this year. Plus, his accuracy has slipped in '05 and '06 from '04. The big knock on Shaggy in the past was the inability to make the big kick.
We were never in position this year where a really big kick took place.
I was down on Culbertson after Missouri in 04 and KU last year. But like the ESPN Classic "Top 5 Reasons" shows, here are the top two reasons why those weren't Shaggy's fault 2) against MU from the right hash McBarney ran Hicks off left guard the play before. OK in theory but Stevie cut back and didn't pick up the first down. so now Shaggy's 5 yards closer and still on the hash -- an even tougher angle. The obvious play was to have Meyer take the snap, move 3 steps to the left and take a knee. Shaggy essentially has a PAT to win the North, and he never misses PATs. So that one is on Mac and Cotton all the way. Completely boneheaded coaching. 1) how can you blame Shaggy for missing a 38 yarder in OT when the coaching staff had its hands around its neck the entire 4th quarter. With the play not to lose mentality and Mac's nervous pacing, the whole team tightens up -- offense, defense, and yes the kicker. The whole operation is so nervous at that point that you can't blame Shaggy for missing a kick.
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