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Friday Flakes: Some Kicker Drama for Nebraska

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Is it a good thing to lose two kickers in the same day? Asking for a friend...

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Things could have gone better in the kicking department for the Huskers on Thursday. As Scott Frost continues to search for an answer on special teams two players who kicked for Nebraska in 2019 will no longer be on the roster.

First it started with the surprising, yet understandable, retirement of Barret Pickering.

That’s okay.

Oh wait.

It appears that both will be staying at Nebraska to continue taking classes.

So now what?

A little help from Brian Christopherson of 24/7:

The Husker used six kickers last season, and currently have redshirt freshman Gabe Heins, sophomore junior college transfer Chase Contreraz and Waldoch listed on the roster, though the walk-on Waldoch’s plans with the program are unclear. Waldoch was 4-for-4 on field goals late in the season, including a 41-yarder against Iowa. Oklahoma kicker/punter Tyler Crawford will join Nebraska this summer as a walk-on, as will IMG Academy’s Sami Khawja, who committed to walk-on with the Big Red this month.

You never know what what happen. You never know what could have been.

SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!

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Lot of truth here.

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