The only thing better for Blair Walsh and Drew Butler than wrapping up their seasons with national awards would be doing it together.
They’ll get a chance to do just that next month, as Butler was named a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s top punter, and Walsh earned a nod as a finalist for the Lou Groza Award for the country’s best place-kicker.
I wonder how often that’s happened before. Kudos to both gentlemen for their great seasons.
And the best part is how much each has meant to Georgia’s special teams on kickoffs and punts, where the Dawgs have enjoyed spectacular… wait a minute…
Georgia is 88th in the nation in punt return yardage defense.
Georgia is 119th in the nation in kick return yardage defense.
That’s not easy to do. As I said the other night, you’ve almost got to work your coverage teams at being that bad with kicking talent that stellar.