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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    Both Yelk and Gomez had scholly's out of High School
    Thanks, I did not know the situation. Maybe it was a case of poor development or lack of quality competition for the job.


    I also agree with those saying that ultraconservative late game playcalling had as much or more to do with our kicking woes as anything else. the 04 and 05 teams were good enough offensively to win going away rather than having to scrape out late FG attempts.



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    What sucks more is that KU and MU soon after put together great seasons and built their program up while DMac tanked and our program had to start over. Painful.



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    tony yelk started when he was a freshman. and by the time he was a senior he was routinely booting kickoffs out of the back of the end zone.

    kickers deserve scholarships. they win you games. and titles.



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    I can see it from 2 ways:

    1. Offense had a huge load on their sholders because they knew that if they didn't score a TD, they might get zero points. Compared to Iowa at Kaeding's era: offense knew that once they got to the end zone, they'd get at least 3 points. Mentally, it helped a lot.

    2. Kicker was put in the bad position due to the poor game management, etc.
    I would hope by that point they would know they are getting at least 6 points.


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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Gomez was a character, his appearances on Triple Threat were always worth watching.



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I would hope by that point they would know they are getting at least 6 points.
    Red zone, I mean. My Bad



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I can say with almost certainty that McCarney never recruited a kicker for scholarship.
    Wow! Ive heard this other places too. Its hard to believe a guy could know so much about football, yet also be this naive about it at the same time.


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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    tony yelk started when he was a freshman. and by the time he was a senior he was routinely booting kickoffs out of the back of the end zone.

    kickers deserve scholarships. they win you games. and titles.
    Yelk was awersome on KOs. I remember him getting the whole student section pumped up to jangle the keys when he did his little half bow before he started running towards the tee.



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Yelk was awersome on KOs. I remember him getting the whole student section pumped up to jangle the keys when he did his little half bow before he started running towards the tee.
    You guys must not be remembering the same Tony Yelk I am. If there was a record for most punts blocked, he would own it. He also routinely kicked the ball out of bounds on kickoffs setting the opposing team up at the 35 consistently. The guy was not very good.

    As a matter of fact I remember one game where he kicked the ball OB on the kickoff like 2 or 3 times.


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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNC2015 View Post
    You guys must not be remembering the same Tony Yelk I am. If there was a record for most punts blocked, he would own it. He also routinely kicked the ball out of bounds on kickoffs setting the opposing team up at the 35 consistently. The guy was not very good.

    As a matter of fact I remember one game where he kicked the ball OB on the kickoff like 2 or 3 times.
    You must not be remembering that same Tony Yelk at all. Honestly your memory fails you.

    From Tony Yelk, Iowa State, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com

    Ranks among Iowa State's all-time best punters, an irony because he was recruited to Iowa State as a place-kicker … averaged 42.3 yards on 164 career punts, the second-best mark in ISU history … averaged 41.4 yards on 73 punts in 2003 … on the Ray Guy Award watch list as the nation's top punter … was 2-of-4 with a long of 51 in field-goal kicking … missed Iowa and Northern Illinois games with a knee injury … returned to average 41.5 yards on eight punts against Oklahoma with three kicks downed inside the Sooner 20-yard line … drilled a career-long 51-yard fi eld goal against Texas, the fi rst 50- yarder by a Cyclone since Nov. 21, 1998 (Jamie Kohl vs. Kansas, 54 yards) … opened the season in a big way, averaging 47.1 yards on eight punts against Northern Iowa, dropping two inside the Panther 20-yard line and hitting a 62-yarder in the first quarter … hit on a 41- yard fi eld-goal attempt against Ohio and averaged 42.2 yards on six punts … dropped three punts inside the Bobcat 20-yard line



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    You must not be remembering that same Tony Yelk at all. Honestly your memory fails you.

    From Tony Yelk, Iowa State, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
    This just highlights his average at best stats. His missed opportunities and F'ups far overshadow this summary. Unfortunately for me and fortunate for Tony, I am unable to find a website detailing his missed FG's, EP's, Bocked kicks, Shanked Punts, and Kickoffs out-of-bounds.


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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Most of the games that were lost on missed FGs could have been avoided by a variety of other means. Usually, poor coaching decisions/play calling in the clutch set us up for failure.
    I would lean toward that, too ... if we're splitting hairs about Danny-Mac's kickers.

    Something I wondered, but I'm not familiar enough with specifics. Mac patterned his coaching approach somewhat similar to everyone from the Fry tree (Alvarez, Snyder, to some degree) as far as conservatism. (As much as I hate to admit it, Fry was a program-rejuvenating genius). During Iowa's resurgence in the '80s, how many games were decided on late FG's?

    I don't seem to remember that happening all that frequently. I recall some of those early-80s teams winning by (1) getting an early lead (10, 14, 17 points); (2) playing field-position the rest of the game; (3) putting it on the defense to bend but not break. (turnover advantage was also part of the deal)

    Games like KU ('05) and Alabama ('01) seemed to be cut from the same cloth ... yet both games ended up on the shoulders of the placekicker.


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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNC2015 View Post
    This just highlights his average at best stats. His missed opportunities and F'ups far overshadow this summary. Unfortunately for me and fortunate for Tony, I am unable to find a website detailing his missed FG's, EP's, Bocked kicks, Shanked Punts, and Kickoffs out-of-bounds.
    No one is disputing he was a disappointing FG kicker. If I remember correctly, after 2001 TY only was used to kick FG's that were longer than 40 yards. Maybe the reason you aren't able to find any evidence to support your argument is because it doesn't exist? Every kicker has a few gaffes in his career (especially one who was a cyclone for SIX years). TY was always excellent on punts and kick-offs, your insistence otherwise is baffling.


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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    If memory serves me right, Walden had better kickers....Ty Stewart and Jeff Schudak (sp?) are the ones I remember best.

    Yelk had one heck of a strong leg, too bad he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn when it counted...(though that Independence Bowl kick vs. Alabama was good...he got shafted on that one).



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    Re: What was it with McCarney and kickers?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    I can see it from 2 ways:

    1. Offense had a huge load on their sholders because they knew that if they didn't score a TD, they might get zero points. Compared to Iowa at Kaeding's era: offense knew that once they got to the end zone, they'd get at least 3 points. Mentally, it helped a lot.

    2. Kicker was put in the bad position due to the poor game management, etc.
    We couldn't even get into field position. It seemed like we'd always stall out between the 40s (that is if we got that far).



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