Monday, November 13, 2006

One to Watch

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph has a nice piece on Virginia Tech's placekicker Brandon Pace, who set a new team record for consecutive field goals over the weekend with 18. His last miss came back on October 27, 2005 against BC. Pace was a walk-on who now plays on full scholarship.

Among the strong signs that Pace will be kicking with the big boys next year:

  • Three-time Lou Groza Award semi-finalist.
  • A calm, cool composure.
  • He's got a solid superstition going - he refuses to cut his hair again until he misses a field goal.
I also like his Zen approach, “It doesn’t matter whether we’re up 30 (points) or down 10. If your mind is floating, thinking about things like that, things are probably not going to go well.”

Ain't that the truth.

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