Tiger Talk

Building Confidence is Key for Mizzou Kickers

Posted: Aug 17, 2013 8:54 PM by Ky Bright, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Aug 17, 2013 10:32 PM

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COLUMBIA - The Tigers held their last morning practice of fall camp on Saturday.

The punter and kicker are positions that can often get overlooked in the early season headlines. Despite the impact they can have on a game.

In the upcoming season the tigers will be counting on Junior punter Christian Brinser and place kicker Sophmore Andrew Baggett.

Brinser will be replacing Trey Barrow, who graduated last season.While Baggett looks to build off his production from last season. He went 14 for 20 on field goals including the game winner at Tennessee. Both players say that repetition during practice is key to boosting their confidence during games.

"We try to get our mind set for what it will be like during the game and we try and copy that into the scrimmages,so we can perform in the games," Brinser said.

He said he is his biggest critic. By hitting good balls everyday and building himself up he said he is going to be fine come game time.

Baggett said he is just looking to have a great season by just doing his job of trying to make every kick.

"Consistency is definitely a big thing with coaches," Baggett said.

Both Brinser and Baggett expect to take the field when the Tigers take on Murray State to open the season on August 31st.

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