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MegaTiger3
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Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Recent depth-chart shows Gonsoulin at the top with Culp having an "OR" by his name. What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?

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Alt26
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
I saw go with Gonsoulin and just live with some of the "rookie" hiccups. He has a big time leg and the ball explodes straight up when he kicks it. He easily has the leg to kick 50+ yarders.

Culps kicks seem start out with low trajectory and climb very slowly (and that's when he hits them well). I just see more risk for blocks later down the line.

Ideally LSU would have a PK they trust. Unfortunately, that isn't the case right now. With neither one looking clearly better than the other I see Gonsoulin giving you more upside if he can work through his inaccuracy.


dbonnett
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
We could probably find a better walk-on than we have on the team right now.


Choupique19
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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We could probably find a better walk-on than we have on the team right now.



No you couldn't. Have you seen some college kickers around the country? We aren't shanking the kicks to the corner of the endzones like I've seen from other teams. Have we missed a couple, sure. But they are close and I think with time we will improve.

As said by another poster, I like Gonsulin. He gets good height on his kicks immediately and he has a stronger leg than Culp. I watched them both kick in pregame this past weekend.


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Damone
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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Situation

I prefer the term "debacle"


DesertCajun
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Does Mo have any eligibility left?


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TN Bhoy
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Get a special teams coach and get rid of that moron from the Saints.


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Old
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Member since Dec 2016
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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I prefer the term "debacle"

I can not agree with you in this regard. I consider a willingness to provide opportunity to CFB personal relevant to a 'competitive edge.'


ForeverEllisHugh
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
I never thought we would have to resort to the two kicker system, but I would go with Culp from 40 in and JG from longer


BigOrangeWave
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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I never thought we would have to resort to the two kicker system, but I would go with Culp from 40 in and JG from longer


College kickers


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lsu 28
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Can Gamble not kick fg's?


felps22
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Baton Rouge
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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Can Gamble not kick fg's?


I have always wondered this myself.


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Im4LSUnTN
LSU Fan
Brentwood, TN
Member since Jul 2015
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Kickers can easily become head cases after successive misses...kind of like my golf game after a couple of bad shots in a row. Would love to be a fly on the wall listening in on Coach O pounding these kickers about performance accountability. Hope they are not "shrinking like violets". Kicking and golf similar...it is all about precision technique, tempo and frankly lots of confidence. Kickers mentally are so different than say a defensive lineman.


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BayouBengal99
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Crowley
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Culp on short FGs 45 or closer
Gonsoulin for longer FGs beyond 45


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chilidog
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BR
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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I never thought we would have to resort to the two kicker system, but I would go with Culp from 40 in and JG from longer


We've actually had a two kicker situation before (long ago). Jackson (the last straight on kicker I remember) was the short kicker and Juan Roca was the long kicker.


slackster
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Houston
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
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We've actually had a two kicker situation before (long ago). Jackson (the last straight on kicker I remember) was the short kicker and Juan Roca was the long kicker.







We're rocking the rare 3-kicker system with Gamble as well.

I'm not really sure we should use the "long range" kicker who didn't make it to the back of the end zone on a 47 yarder.


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Brbengal
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2004
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re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
CONNOR CULP - Ranked as the No. 9 kicker in the country and the No. 17 player in Arizona by 247Sports ... Rated as nation's fourth-best kicking prospect by Scout ... Chris Sailer Kicking ranked Culp as the nation's fourth-best kicking prospect for the 2016 class


JACK GONSOULIN - Ranked the number two kicker in the class of 2015 by the Chris Sailer Kicking Camp

CAMERON GAMBLE - Listed as high as the No. 6 place kicker nationally by ESPN.com and ranked as the ninth-best kicker in the nation by Chris Sailer for the 2014 class


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rilesrick
Member since Mar 2015
2446 posts

re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
JG misses have all been just to the right . I see this as a fixable offense. The ball does explode off his toe he's the guy if he can adjust...


TheWalrus
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Memphis
Member since Dec 2012
16160 posts

re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
He didn't kick field goals for his high school team even


OU812
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Chester Virginia via Luna Louisiana
Member since Apr 2004
8318 posts

re: Kicking Situation What do y'all think of the Kicking battle?
Which ones are on scholarship?


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