The more, the merrier

It’s becoming readily apparent that Kirby Smart views kickers like beer:  you can never have too much.

Signing Day may be nearly a month in the rearview mirror at this point, but there are still a select few division-one players lingering out there for teams to bring in. Many of these are specialists, and that’s exact who Georgia landed on Thursday night, as punter Bill Rubright committed to play as a preferred walk-on for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs in 2017 and beyond…

Rubright is an in-state kid — he’s from the Atlanta area and played at Marist School — and according to 247Sports, he is the sixth-ranked punter in the country.

Honestly, what’s not to like about stocking up?  You have to figure at some point if Smart gets enough in, he manages to hit pay dirt with at least one of them.  It’s not like he could do much worse than last season, anyway.

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10 responses to “The more, the merrier

  1. Biggen

    Kirby is getting these guys to buy in with “preferred walk-on status” to boot. Nothing like free labor!

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    Don’t we have a total roster limit of 125, meaning we have room for 40 walk-ones? Stockpiling, say, 10 punters means 10 fewer scrimmage players on the scout team to practice against. There is a happy medium out there.

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  3. Macallanlover

    I am “all in” on the kicking every rock tactic, we have been mediocre to bad in all phases of the kicking game for the past 3-4 years. Bring them on, one of them will prove to be the answer we are looking for.

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  4. DawgPhan

    I guess. Seems like we are just taking in anyone that ever kicked a football and hoping that one of them works out.

    Seems like a weird way to handle that part of the game.

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    Great news. Jury is still out on coaching ability, but Kirby sure as heck can’t be accused of sleepwalking when it comes to attention to detail. The guy is a Japanese beaver when it comes to work ethic.

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  6. Japanese beaver, are there even beavers in Japan? A new one to check out, but I do love the line.

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