August 24, 2006

Beavers having fun with the grind

When I arrived at Prothro Field, Sammie Stroughter and Taylor Kavanaugh were returning kicks. They struggled at times to make clean catches. But part of that was due to inconsistent punting.

There's no denying Kyle Loomis has a very strong leg and a bright future. But right now, it's obvious he's a freshman because he's very inconsistent. If he takes three steps, he flat out boots the ball. When he does that, however, his kicks are closer to being blocked. His two step kicks lack the necessary power though. With that said, Jon Strowbridge still has shot at claiming the punting duties.

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!