Kickers Striving for Consistency

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Kickers Striving for Consistency
Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

For Purdue's specialists, practices this season are different than the prior few. They're more reliant on their own, coaching themselves or helping each other to become better. That's not atypical for most college teams, who infrequently use one of their nine assistant slots on a full-time kicking coach. But when Purdue had J.B. Gibboney, a former college kicker, as its special teams coordinator, he could instruct in those areas. "It certainly was nice," place-kicker Paul Griggs said. "It was something a lot of the rest of the country didn't have. But now it's more on the individual to take care of what we need to take care of. For me, I can't just go out to the field and have Coach Gibboney put me through some drills...

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