New quarterback. New center. New offensive coordinator. We’ve been chewing over all those changes this offseason. But here’s one I bet didn’t cross your mind until Saturday:
Morgan is transitioning with a new holder this spring.
Quarterback Faton Bauta was in that role Saturday. Adam Erickson was the holder for Morgan’s first three seasons when he went 46 of 59, including an SEC record 20 straight.
“That’s a big part of the kicking game,” Morgan said. “It’s just different timing, a different person, it just takes a little bit to get used to.”
Kicker Thomas Pritchard has also worked as the holder this spring.
“Our units coming together,” Morgan said, “we’re going to work a lot in the summer and have a great fall.”
I’m not trying to be one here, but is there any reason to let a holder battle go on over the summer?