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Friday Flakes: One Underappreciated Improvement Expected for 2020 Football Season

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You know what would be a nightmare for a head football coach at a power five level? A fourth and five from the opponents 25 yard line and thinking you might have to go for it because you have zero confidence in your field goal kicker.

Then think about not having confidence in SIX FIELD GOAL KICKERS, which is what Scott Frost went though in 2019. That is so bad.

If there is one guaranteed improvement from the Nebraska football program it will be from the special teams.

Frost went out and hired away Auburn’s special teams analyst, Jonathan Rutledge. They also got a kicker transfer from LSU in Connor Culp who is battling for the starting kicker position with freshman Tyson Crawford.

Do we know if they are going to be any good? Nope. However, you would have to think that the kicking situation is going to be an improvement in some form or fashion in 2020. Frost said that they did a study on the lost hidden yardage from the poor performance from the special teams in 2019 and it was “revealing.”


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