Teaching kicking without kicking experience
Anthony Poindexter is one of the best players in Virginia history. He does not, however, have kicking experience. Poindexter is in charge of the special teams for the Cavaliers' football team next season, when he will oversee a kicking competition between Robert Randolph, Drew Jarrett and Chris Hinkebein.
How, then, will Poindexter teach --and oversee -- the kickers? Coach Mike London was presented with this question on Wednesday. Here's what he had to say:
"I think any coaching staff that doesn't have a kicking guru, they always have to go somewhere to get coached up, get guidance or get information on how to make the techniques of our kickers better," London said. "Anthony has, through the spring and will through the summer, visit a couple places that has a similar philosophy and individuals who have documented success doing and teaching what they teach. It is sometimes that not too many kickers were punters or place-kickers in college or so, but you have to go out and find people that when you teach the technique, the sound techniques that will help them be successful."
April 21, 2010; 2:32 PM ET
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