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Tarrant struggled last year, but was a consistent returner who protected the ball during his time at Tech.
Finally, moving onto special teams, which was a liability at times last year. Tech will need to fill the voids left by former kicker Scott Blair and former returner Jerrard Tarrant. Tech's special teams ranked as one of the worst in the nation last year, and needs to improve to help this team win more games.
Tech returns many kicking candidates for the starting punting and kicking jobs, including: So K Justin Moore, RS-So P Sean Poole, RS-Sr P/K Chandler Anderson and a handful of other inexperienced punters and kickers.
Coach Johnson has shown how wide open these jobs are by letting multiple guys have chances to perform during the spring T-Day game, with nobody really stepping up. It's likely these jobs won't be decided very easily and could be similar to the B-Back position, where platooning might be an option.
Possible returners for the Jackets haven't made a splash either, and uncertainty over who will be fielding returns is similar to the current kicking situation. Tech needs to hope that these groups elevate their level of play, as it became evident at times last year that special teams can cost a team games.
My Answer: Kicker Justin Moore and punter Sean Poole were the leaders heading into fall camp, but I wouldn't be surprised to see changes in the depth chart if any kickers or punters perform more consistently.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a combination of A-Backs returning the ball for the jackets. RS-Sr Roddy Jones, Jr Orwin Smith, and So B.J. Bostic all have playmaking skills, and look to be the leaders to win the returning job going into fall camp. All these jobs are very much up for the taking, however, and may not be settled the entire season.