I agree that a lot of good seniors were over looked to print info on just a few. Another senior Mike Hammons, who also had a good following was signed as a kicker out of Polk high school. His punting skills were immediately seen and he was moved and carried to support both the kicking and punting duties. He was inserted his freshman year to start in the punting area and punted all 4 years, until the last 4 games his senior year. He and Brock played together their whole college career. For you that don’t know, Mike earned All SoCon special teams player of the week multiple years and also earned Academic All-Southern Conference honors. His Junior season he was the Second Team All-SoCon selection. He also ended the year in the 2nd place in the Southern Conference and was ranked 26th in the nation. He also was nominated for the College Football Performance Award for his weekly performance against Jackson State. No other Moc has been nominated for this award. Here was an individual on schedule to win all SoCon and was pulled and replaced with a person that had never punted. The only game he did get to punt after that he had one punt over 51 yards and averaged over 3 yards better than the other punter. He was not given another change to punt again for Chattanooga. You Figure. He is grateful for what he has been given and he is going forward with his career with no help from his coaches. Regardless if I am a pissed off parent or not these are the facts.
Moc2moc everybody enjoys a win especially when your expected to win. You sound like a coach trying to divert the issue. Its not just the punting but for instance take Robinson, why would you even think of pulling him out when BJ gets better, we are consistenly winning underneath Robinson. See what happens for yourself. And no i am afraid you are wrong, nobody in the league punts every punt rugby like we do. We almost hit our offensive line in the head with the ball on one punt. Rugby is used as an element of suprise not as major punt down field. I will not respond futher i was just asking a question to try to get a logical answer, but that is not going to happen. Thats for your time.
John see if you can answer this for me. Why is a all so con punter sitting on the side lines while we squib the ball down the field like a High school team. There are alot of people that would like to know why a deans list all so con player has not been given any reason as to why we are not using our punter, after starting 3.5 years starting and into his senior season. His average does not reflect a bad season and for you that don't know his Avg is 40.2 yrd over 33 kicks with 7 punts over 50 yards. This current method of kicking will not work for us against good teams, they will double up in the back field and pick it up off the ground after 20 yards and run it past our offense. I would like a solid answer or debate on this instead of just trying to get exposure to certain players. We took a receiver and put him in the punting position. Why.
I agree with the first comment, failure to teach always fall back on the instructor. We need to get the right coaches in place to get this program back on line. No excuse for what has happened to the current program, lets get thru this season and start a new program. One that brings pride, partnership and a championship to the community.
Here is some additional information about the freshman punter. Mike Hammons was brought in due to the poor performance of the punting team and they needed new blood. Just for your infomation Hammons punted just short of three games. He punted 19 times of the 72 punts that had been recorded. He netted on returns a avg. negative 2 yards per punt with 11 being fair caught, 6 were inside the 20 yard line. He was brought out of redshirt status because of his tremendous hang time on his punts of 4.4 to 5.2 seconds and distance. During play he was averaging 35.1 yards per punt and was really not given enough punts to run up his average. Mocs really have a future with him in both field goals and punting. For everybodies information punts yards have averaged 36.3 in 2005, 37.3 in 2006 and 35.6 in 2007. Sounds like another banner year. I assure you the kicking program will improve and UTC will be proud../