There are still things about the college game that remain a mystery to me. Here’s something incoming PK Blair Walsh said to the AJ-C’s Chip Towers that’s in his blog today:
“Today I had my best day in kickoffs yet,” Walsh said. “I hit one on the numbers to the goal line and that’s what they want. They don’t want it through the end zone. You have to kick it about five yards deep in the end zone, about 75 yards, for them to not return it. If [Coach Jon Fabris] wanted that I could to that for him but right now he wants it to the right and on the numbers. So that’s what I’m trying to do. That’s what I‘m shooting for… . I’m on the first team on the kickoffs. That’s where they have me. But all I can control is my performance and that’s what I’m focusing on.” [Emphasis added.]
Now maybe Blair is simply tooting his own horn here, but just for the sake of argument, could someone explain to me why, if your PK were indeed capable of it, you wouldn’t want him blasting the kick out of the endzone for a sure touchback?