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Surprise, we're losing another QB

by Samari, Bahston, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 14:36

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Good for him.

by Chris @, Raleigh, NC, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 14:39 @ Samari

I wonder how many kids would have stuck something like that out.

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Had to be tough for him last season (‘16)

by Jeff (BGS), A starter home in suburban Tempe, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:48 @ Chris

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All true. And I'm glad...

by Greg, Wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 17:31 @ Jeff (BGS)

...he faced the tough times, found his friends supportive, and thrived. Great character on his part and an experience he'll use as the basis for good things in life I'm sure.

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That man was a holder of the year finalist

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 14:38 @ Samari

Have some respect

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While it's a good joke....

by ndroman21, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 14:39 @ Jim (fisherj08)
edited by ndroman21, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 14:51

...which year was it where we couldn't successfully execute a FG for awhile? End of 2014? I want to say Zaire was holding?

Or maybe I'm just remembering a crazy dream?

Van Gorder did well, including a couple of flawless holds in the rain on Monday.

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I'm pretty sure it became such a funny in-joke...

by PAK, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 20:05 @ ndroman21

specifically BECAUSE we appreciate it so much.

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Yoon had an excellent year and he deserves a lot of credit

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 17:12 @ ndroman21

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It was 2014, but Zaire was the replacement holder

by Jack @, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 15:10 @ ndroman21

I can't remember who the original holder was, but he had some issues. And I agree, it's no joke. Didn't it cost us a game?

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And all because we didn't have Luke Massa back for a 5YR!

by Captain Robb, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:27 @ Jack

He was the holder for all of 2013, and flawless from what I remember.

I don't recall if he wasn't offered a 5th year or if he was offered and declined in order to go elsewehre, but how insane that it haunted us throughout 2014.

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I believe he got a job offer

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:51 @ Captain Robb

And Kelly said “oh just get on with your life, we don’t need you to come back”

Whoops!

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Hunter Smith?

by Domer99, John Wesley Powell's Expedition Island, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 15:57 @ Jack

http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/hunter_smith_856723.html

Last game he was the holder was November 8.

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Yes, that's the guy

by Jack @, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:01 @ Domer99

I remember he had the same name as Hunter the Punter.

I do seem to recall that Malik botched one also, and maybe that was the one in the Louisville game.

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Think we had a chance to tie or beat Louisville...

by ndroman21, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 15:17 @ Jack

...but botched a FG on our last drive. Don't recall if the hold was the issue, though.

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That's the one I'm thinking of, but can't recall if it

by Jack @, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 15:51 @ ndroman21

was the hold either.

I seem to remember 3 FG's were botched that year due to holds, though, and there had to be one in the Northwestern game, just because everything went wrong in the Northwestern game.

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I remember only because of a text convo about it

by Captain Robb, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:01 @ Jack

A FG try to tie it with under a minute to go. Zaire bobbled the snap, but still got it down. Apparently it was enough to throw Brindza off his game and he missed the kick.

Afterwards, the TV cameras caught Brindza tearing Zaire a new asshole on the sidelines, which prompted an extended text conversation among my friends over which of the two parties was at fault - yeah Zaire bobbled it, but the ball was still placed before Brindza kicked.

But there were problems all season with the hold - having a lefty like Zaire be the holder for a right-footed kicker was just excruciatingly stupid.

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To be fair about that, though

by Jack @, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:04 @ Captain Robb
edited by Jack, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 16:09

I don't think left footed kickers over the years have had many problems with righthanded holders. That includes the likes of Morten Andersen, David Akers and Sebastian Janikowski.

I don't think what Zaire's dominant hand is had any effect one way or the other. You catch the ball with both hands and you put it down with both hands.

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There was an issue in the ASU game

by Jeremy (WeIsND), Offices of Babip Pecota Vorp & Eckstein, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 15:59 @ Jack

I think that was the first time it reared its ugly head.

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