Maybe CNS should pull a Sia[emoji23]The lesson to be learned here is: don't steal a recruit from Tennessee, especially given their troubles with player evaluation over the past decade.
As much as I root for the kid (because he is ours), he's kicking like you'd expect the current UT punter to kick. Reminds me of the story of the kicker when Stallings was here: couldn't miss when coach wasn't around - couldn't connect when he was. Stallings asks him about it, kid says I get nervous when you're around, Stallings tells him something along the lines of "You do know I'll be at all the games, right?"
It seems DeLong is so slow in getting his punts off that I expect a blocked punt at any time. I would be inclined to give both Bernier and the walk on a shot at TAMU.I'd probably take Bernier over what we're getting right now. Bernier is never going to boom one like JK, but at least he was pretty consistent at about 40 yards a pop. DeLong just isn't working out.
They're not going to punt against Tennessee.I think Saban should give the walk on punter a try. Maybe not vs Texas AM (though how could he be worse than DeLong?) but definitely against Tennessee. You never know.. he could pleasantly surprise everyone.
I hold my breath and get nervous literally every kick and punt. lol