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Tuesday January 29, 2008

One of the biggest question marks for Georgia’s 2008 team is the placekicker.  Four-year mainstay Brandon Coutu is gone, and Georgia is putting their hopes in incoming freshman Blair Walsh from Florida.  Walsh, a first-team USA Today All-USA selection, is profiled in the Banner-Herald today.

Georgia’s last placekicker signed to a scholarship was Andy Bailey, and that didn’t work out very well (to put it nicely).  Walsh seems a bit different if only that he shows the same kind of confidence we saw from Coutu.  Then there’s this from his coach:  “He’s just a very different kid than your typical kicker…he’s an athlete that’s a kicker.”  You can’t say that about many kickers.

With a little hiccup in 2004, Georgia has had solid kicking for years now.  Walsh has the confidence and the leg, but he’ll quickly have the chance to show whether or not he has what it takes to be an SEC kicker.

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