August 24, 2006

Scrimmage notes: Kicking competitions rage on

Adam Crossett entered fall camp as Missouri's starting punter, starting placekicker and starting kickoff specialist. Entering the final scrimmage on Thursday afternoon, there was some question whether he would hold on to any of those jobs.

The kicking spots were probably the most closely watched position battles in the final scrimmage. Crossett went 6-for-7 on field goals on Thursday, missing from 39, though David Yost said that miss was related to a holding problem. Meanwhile, challenger Jeff Wolfert was 7-for-7 on the day and has still not missed a kick under 40 yards in a scrimmage.

"I try to do what I'm capable of doing and I feel like I'm living up to it," said Wolfert, a walk-on from Overland Park, Kan.

Gary Pinkel said he hoped to have a starting kicker named by Saturday morning.

The punting job is up for grabs as well. Matt Hoenes had wrestled the spot away from Crossett earlier in camp. Unbeknownst to the media, that changed recently.

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