Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Keeping Pace

Brandon Pace, the Virginia Tech kicker and my "One to Watch" pick from last week, is featured in a Norm Wood article in The Daily Press (come on people, ya gotta keep up with the local rags). Turns out the secret to Brandon's success is practicing on the golf course with his "swing coach" Fred Penciaro (pictured above!).

"When I talk with 'Coach P' or any other kickers or kicking coaches, you can relate kicking to golf a lot," Pace said. "Your foot is the club head. It's all in how you come to the ball and how you follow through and things like that. It's a lot of the same mental state. If you have a 35-yard field goal or five-foot putt, it's the same thing. It's the same mentality."

So, for those of you still dreaming of a career kicking the ball head on over to find out the secrets of the back nine.

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