Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Walk-On O'Hara Might Start At Kicker

After a season of woes on special teams, Oklahoma will likely start another at kicker. Patrick O'Hara, walk-on from Kansas, took over kicking duties from Tress Way and Jimmy Stevens in Oklahoma's win Saturday night against Texas A&M.

On Tuesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops commented on if O'Hara would start Saturday at kicker against Texas Tech.
"We'll see. Again, ongoing battle here through the week. Patty O'Hara looked pretty good there toward the end. We'll see if he can maintain consistency here through the week. He's traveled all year. I've always had him ready for real long ones, he's got a real strong leg. He just occasionally loses control of it at practice. But he's been more and more consistent and I like what he did Saturday night. He looked good yesterday."
In Saturday's game, O'Hara kicked a pair of extra points and 26-yard field goal, including a 62-yard field goal during Saturday's pregame warm-ups.

O'Hara was thrilled at the opportunity to kick for the Sooners, when asked, he described it as "an incredible experience," O'Hara replied.
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