I felt sorry for my team because it’s rebuilding special teams until I met a team which had no punter.

Are you a little concerned about handing over Drew Butler’s job to a true freshman?  Well, it could be worse.  Of all the sad sack stories of this SEC offseason, this may be the sad-sackiest of them all:

… Right now, Kentucky has no punter. The Wildcats’ punters were so subpar in spring ball that Phillips did not have the team punt in the spring game, and he has repeatedly said the team’s punter is likely not on the team yet.

Well, damn, Joker.  It’s not like you signed a punter in this year’s class.  Or that you won’t need one very often, given your team’s powerhouse offense.  I don’t think going for it more often on fourth down is going to be the answer, either.

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11 responses to “I felt sorry for my team because it’s rebuilding special teams until I met a team which had no punter.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Maybe they can find the next John James, a Florida cheerleader who walked on, became the regular punter, and had a nice career with the Falcons.

  2. Cousin Eddie

    The current plan is to throw 40 to 45 yard interrceptions on 4th down.

  3. Unfortunately, the 4th down stats of Vandy and South Crack were juiced up on the Dawgs. Sigh…………….

  4. Nate Dawg

    I DO NOT think it’s asking too much for ‘sad-sackiest’ to be in the Lexicon..just sayin’…

    • Cojones

      Except it could also mean Jarvis Jones has personal problems and still has a great day dumping QBs.

      • Nate Dawg

        Wow. How diverse and observant of you Cojo…it’s like you’ve opened a whole new world. It has to go in now just for the double meaning alone, right?

        • Cojones

          Why not! I’m a big fan of the Lexicon and the new words everyone conjures up here. It’s part of the fun. You could do derivations like bad-sackiest, rad-sackiest, mad-sackiest, etc.. Nads-ackiest, not so much.

  5. Cojones

    While Kentucky ends up just below 40%, it is no consolation to our being 55% on 4th down. Vandy with 75%? Think that will change next year.

  6. Cosmic Dawg

    While confining this to conference play only limits the pool from which the numbers are drawn, would be very interesting to see these stats weighted with strength of schedule, too – which would answer some of the questions The Senator poses above.

  7. Dante

    When South Carolina can hoist a huge banner showing a picture of Spurrier’s nuts with “THIS WILL BE A FAKE PUNT!!!” tattooed on them and still pull of the fake, it actually makes me a little worried how Georgia will do against a team without a punter at all.