Marshall Morgan self-corrects.
“Actually, I knew there was something that had to be going wrong. Before the South Carolina game I changed it up a little bit,” Morgan said. “Normally it’s three steps back and two steps to the left. But I just widened up the steps, which allows my leg to get more elongated. Because I was kind of jamming myself in getting over the ball.”
Morgan said he came up with the tweak himself, after watching film.
“It allows my leg to get longer and get more of the ball,” he said. “That’s what’s allowed me to get better, further kicks. Even on kickoffs I widened out my width a little bit. It allows you to crank more into it, kind of like a shot-putter.”
In a perverse way, I find that makes me feel genuinely optimistic. There’s a logic to it and he clearly feels more confident with the correction.
The only two snarky things I can come up with in response are that it’s not like he had much of an opportunity to prove it in the South Carolina game and I sure wish Georgia’s defensive problems were as easily self-corrected.