Without Any Other Options, Texas Will Stick with Nick Rose at Kicker

At the moment, Nick Rose may not be in the good graces of too many Longhorn fans, especially after his blocked field goal swung the momentum in the Baylor game. Five games into the season, Rose is a dismal 3 for 7 on field goal attempts, including 1 for 3 on field goals 40-49 yards, and let's not forget his one missed extra point. Stats like these have fans calling for Rose's head, especially in a football mecca like Austin. With that said, Strong has said that Rose will remain the man for the Longhorns.

“We can do much better in the kicking game,” Strong said. “We have to go protect, too. We have to give us a chance there. We hit that field goal every day in practice.”

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Nick Rose is known for having a huge leg. However coming into his first year as starter, his accuracy was always the question and he has done nothing to prove otherwise. Whether it is nerves getting the best of Rose or that his form needs some tweaking, the Longhorn faithful are hoping for a better showing this weekend in the Red River Rivalry.

“I said it should be any different from a game to practice You don't get nervous at practice,” Strong said. “Look around – we were in the stadium – there's a seat everywhere. Don't get nervous about it. You should want to have everyone see you make this field goal.”

The only other option in the kicking game for Texas is sophomore Nick Jordan. Unfortunately, he has been dealing with a lingering injury up to this point in the season. As Saturday approaches, let's hope that Nick Rose can finally turn a corner and become a somewhat reliable option for the Longhorns.

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