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Nebraska fans are not used to not having a solid kicker in place. Over the last several years, it seems this is an area that most don't even give a second thought to. However, 2014 is proving to be different.
The spring game, for instance, was a rough day for the kickers. Mauro Bondi missed an extra point and an 18-yard field-goal attempt. Spencer Lindsay also had a PAT blocked. By the end of the day, Pelini was frustrated.
"[Mauro Bondi] had a chance to separate himself as the place-kicker and didn't do it," Pelini said, as reported by The Associated Press (via USA Today).
From there, Pelini looked toward the future. "The bottom line, with the guys we have right now, they are all capable but none of them are consistent. So enter Drew Brown, we’ll find out," Pelini said.
And Brown will have a chance to finally compete against Bondi and Lindsay as fall camp begins. Will he take the starting spot? From the sounds of it, it's his job to lose.
All spring game quotes were obtained firsthand, unless otherwise noted.