Finally had the opportunity to watch former Ohio State kicker do his thing this morning at Toledo St Johns High School. Drew Basil impressed me with both his knowledge and his ability to get that knowledge through to his kicker.
I learned a lot about kicking today. Until today, my coaching points were always 1)keep your head down, 2) plant foot location, 3) follow through, and “good hit.” Learned more today. Kickers are not my strength.
A little background on Drew Basil. Received a full scholarship to kick at Ohio State. Four year starting kicker. Holds or is near the top in several OSU All-time kicking records. Ranks number 5 in most kicking points per season (110). Ranks number 6 in most kicking points per career(169). Ranks number 1 in consecutive extra points career (102). Ranks third in field goal percentage career ( .785). Finally, Drew has a 52 yard field goal to his credit.
Statistics are good to read. Maybe fun for the true OSU fan. Through his career, Drew kicked for Jim Tressel, Luke Fickell, and Urban Meyer. Three strong personalities and all with a different approach to putting stress on a kicker. Continue ReadingRead More »