What is Nebraska going to do at the kicker position? It’s red alert right now

-Isaac Armstrong did a great job again punting, but a poor job kicking. Lane McCallum came in late and made some XPs, and the question now comes why wasn’t he considered more early on, as a former scholarship kicker at Air Force?

 

-If Barret Pickering isn’t back ASAP, this becomes a bigger situation as Big Ten play approaches now. This has to be a a point of emphasis to be figured out this week ahead of Illinois.

 

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Here’s another reason why Nebraska needs to find a killer instinct ASAP: they can’t afford to be in close games with their current kicker problem

-We’ve discussed the desire to have Nebraska blow out a team and not be in uncomfortable situations late in games if that’s not necessary; well, we just saw on Saturday what happens when you mess around in the second half and it becomes tight, and Colorado had a kicker; Nebraska didn’t

-Jovann Dewitt said yesterday that Barret Pickering did light kicking, but is still not ready to be back yet. That leaves Isaac Armstrong as the starter, and Will Pryzstup as the back-up; two punters doing the kicking. That worked with guys in the past like Alex Henery and Brett Maher, but they were known more as kickers. Does the question marks here make the team know they can’t mess around again?

 

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There’s a chance this game could be close, and Nebraska has issues at kicker…keep an eye on that

-Frost said on Thursday that they’re not ruling Barret Pickering out yet, but that’s still not an encouraging sign about his health even if he does kick. How far can he kick with a leg injury?

-And if he doesn’t go, and it’s up to Dylan Jorgensen, how will Nebraska address that if it’s a close game and they are in field goal range? Go for it with the offense or try the kick? Could be a major storlyline…

 

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