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FB Update: New kicker tries out at practice Wednesday

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 7:52 PM
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New kicker tries out at practice Wednesday

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:02 PM
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Likely should keep this possibility quiet until it looks promising. Story suggests not; just developing. But who knows for sure?

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:05 PM
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I really hope spence just figures it out like cat man did


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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:55 PM
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I do too but if he doesn't get better, I'd take his scholarship and use it for a better player.


Yeah, we don't do that here. Not to mention I'm pretty sure

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:38 AM
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you can't rip a schollie mid year, without cause at least.

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Maybe an exorcism to get those demons out of his head.


Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:08 AM
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I cannot imagine a more high pressure spot in sports.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:10 PM
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I know Drew from Charleston. Awesome kid. He is the perfect image of what Dabo would make if he could mold a football player as a person. More power to him. Hope he kicks it straight.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:12 PM
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Kid doesn't have to be anything great. If he can just make his kicks from 40 yds in I'll be thrilled


Hey, give me a try since Shag Dancing has built up my toes!


Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:38 PM
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LoL

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 8:49 PM
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Costa was 16-38 (42%) with long of 47 yds as three-year starter at Bishop England. He was 4-13 his senior year in 2012.

I hope he kicks well and gets a shot, but I wouldn't get any hopes up.


If you don't have hope

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:27 AM
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What do you have. Lets have some hope, shall we?


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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:50 AM
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I was hoping my tee shots would get better over time. NOT! Still looks like Spence's kicks. FORE LEFT!


Kinda feel bad for alex in a way


Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:07 PM
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He looked very promising coming out of highschool but got beat out by a walk on kicker. Now when he finally gets his chance to show that he wasn't a bust, well....its lookin like he was a bust. I just feel bad in the sense that he seemed like a really good kid in his interviews plus im sure he and his family were looking forward to his opportunity after Greg got injured. He still has a chance to improve and i really hope he does


I don't feel too badly for him...

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:26 PM
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He gotten his opportunity and he's failed to take advantage of it.

It's like Dabo says, he's very solid in practice but he just can't seem to get beyond the mental block of transferring that success in practice to the actual games and, unfortunately, we don't have the luxury of being able to wait to find out if he can.

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Me either


Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:55 AM
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Was kicking off of artificial turf, no wind, 70 degrees, almost 30,000 people in attendance, short distances and just absolutely wanked 2 of them.

Pressure will bust a pipe and it appears as though his pipes have busted

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I was a kicker in high school, and I'm usually the first one

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:21 AM
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to feel sympathy for and give the benefit of the doubt to kickers. BUT, in this case, he has had 2 years to practice with ample resources to improve his ability - actual special teams coaches, the best gear, and I'm sure Swinney would give him anything he felt he needed: paying for and sending him off to kicking camps, cameras to film himself and analyze his technique with a knowledgeable coach, yoga classes, personal trainers to help with kicker-specific exercises. He has had hundreds of hours to practice for every situation - especially adversities galore - and to get detailed feedback and criticism every step of the way. For these reasons, I think there is no excuse for not being able to at least kick in close to the uprights on field goals less than 40 yards. It isn't the holder or snapper as that would have been an issue for Huegel as well. Especially since he was talented enough in high school to earn a scholarship to a major D1 school (extremely difficult for kickers nowadays).

I wonder if he just got comfortable with "just being on the team." I mean, what are the chances that a kicker has a season-ending injury. I guess he never assumed he would have to step up and be a difference maker. Oh well, hopefully the new guy will at least be able to make from 40 in.


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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:49 AM
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The snap was high on one of the misses.

But yes.... time to give someone else a shot.

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He will kick for GT, but rest assured

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:26 AM
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miss one and the next guy will be up.

Don't feel badly for him yet.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:07 PM
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What's really scary is that Groomes name isn't even in the conversation, even after watching Spence struggle so much.

Dude must be Charlie Brownin' it at practice.


Nah,

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:30 AM
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While I don't think Spence has seen his last kick, if he does then we need two other guys to battle it out. In fact Dabo did mention Groomes yeaterday.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:24 PM
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What happened to “you have to seize the moment” when you get the opportunity ? Why does Spence get so many. Move on. Next man up.


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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:30 PM
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Lol that’s the issue...the next man isn’t better than Spence.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:29 PM
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I've about had it with all this going 14-1, I want a winning season.


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whatever it takes....the Tigers need to correct the field


Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:41 PM
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goal situation

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 8:02 AM
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https://youtu.be/MnEvyU015io


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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:28 AM
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Sounds like a good kid: loves Clemson, great family, I hope it works out for him. We need something positive to come from our kicking game.


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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:45 AM
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Give the guy a shot. It can't get any worse.


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