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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

September 19, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Folk talks about his kick

Here’s my story on Erik Folk and his game-winning kick and what was the best day of his young career.
What didn’t fit in the story is much mention of Folk’s kickoffs, which were a lot better this week than the first two games. He averaged 64.6 yards per kickoff, about five yards better than the Idaho game (and the LSU game he was intentionally trying to kick it short) and UW averaged 46.0 net yards per kickoff, 5.5 yards better than USC and critical in a game like this.
The performance came a couple of days after Steve Sarkisian had said that of Folk’s kicksoffs that “it is what it is” and compared him to an 88-mile an hour pitcher opposed to a 95-mile an hour pitcher and that the Huskies would just have to figure out how to make it work.
Folk said the comments didn’t bother him.
“I didn’t feel any differently,” he said. “I mean, last week i was hitting a lot of the kickoffs off my toe instead of the sweet spot of my foot and that resulted in the high and short kick. So I just had to kind of get that ready to go this week. I didn’;t want to have the same kickoffs as last week. I was just trying to focus in on what I had to do. Just go out there and kick it.”

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