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Cougs’ punter doesn’t need to have huge leg

Cougs’ punter doesn’t need to have huge leg

THE IMPORTANCE OF the punting game is regularly overshadowed by what takes place on offense and defense. But games are won and lost because of field position. Whether the Cougs’ new punter in 2014 is Wes Concepcion, Jon Weilbacher, Jordan Dascalo or someone else, he doesn’t need to have a booming leg to become one of the Pac-12’s best.

Hang time and proper direction are far more important. Look at what the Seattle Seahawks did last year. The Seahawks allowed just 82 punt return yards in the regular season by changing their approach this past season. They had their punter switch up from trying to boom every punt to instead go after the maximum combination of hang time and directional...

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