any neg bang is on you...but heres to lets hoping our kicking whoas are over.
this may be of some local interest
any neg bang is on you...but heres to lets hoping our kicking whoas are over.
but my click was wide-right :(
Your first Christmas present is a kicker. Good morning, and K Matt Goudis has switched his commitment from Boise State to Michigan.
Love the 57 yarder at the end!!!
wow, you know his coach has confidence in him when he gave him 4 kicks outside the 50 his junior year. I can't say I had that type of confidence with extra points this year. Some of those kicks look like absolute bombs. I love we are finding the final pieces to the puzzle. Our time is coming!!!
Compact leg swing and nice high launch angles. Not going to see many kicks blocked. Plenty of leg to get it into a d1 end zone too.
Those fake punt runs aren't going to work in the B1G though :) but he looks like a man among boys in his highlight reel.
Welcome Matt and Go Blue!
He's for real...Goudis switched his commitment from Boise to M....it broke late tonight so that's pry why rivals doesnt have it up yet.
Oh, so Christmas has come early!
Chanukah came late haha
But my favorite part from Scout-
"He is the top field goal kicker in the nation in the Class of 2011".
man I hate rivals
to see if Goudis can kick FG off the ground. Michigan had the top K in the nation in the past(Wright and Gibbons) yet they can't kick a FG to save their life.
His highlight video shows him kicking off the ground at the end from 30-40-50 and 57 yards... obviously we don't see any misses in between the good kicks, but the ones that were good were pretty much amazing
this true?i am drunk right now.He said that he wouldn't switch to us unless the coaching job was sucure
He wouldn't want to have to go from being a spread kicker to a pro-style kicker. The change is terrible
Everyone knows spread kicking can't work in the Big Ten.
He looks SMALL, too. No surprise, since RichRod has recruited only SMALL players. If we only had a PRO-STYLE coach here like Hoke, we'd have BIG players. Woe is us.
After watching his highlights I almost believe he wanted to play in the spread. Fastest person I've ever seen run the fake funt.
just hope RICH ROD comes back thats all.GO BLUE!!!
I'd think it matters to every kid who the coach is. They have to listen to the guy almost every day for what , 6 months out of the year for 4,5 years?
How about because he's a member of the team. Kickers can develop a relationship with a coach the same way any other player can. I would've thought this year had taught us that we need to take the kicking position seriously and can't take an attitude like this towards it
If true, welcome to the family!! Go Blue!!
to be a Wolverine.....OSU in trouble and we finally have a verbal committment from a solid Kicker. Wow. Go Blue!!
Unfortunately, Gibbons hasn't panned out. This may be one of the hardest positions to project as they can longer use the block they use in HS. I hope everything works out for Matt and he makes them when he gets a chance. Though I would always prefer 7 over 3. Go Blue!
Me too... But I was always nervous about that 7th point.
from a three day crack binge.
my pants are dirty.
and my front tooth is loose.
but okay. maybe mom will let me up from the basement when i tell her the good news.
she's a passionate fan.
3 days? Come on man I'm on day 8 here.
Looks like it very true per his facebook status
"taking my talents to Ann Arbor...thats michigan folks!"
looks like we have our kicker.
+1 to you sir. lol
lol i typed his name into facebook and I didnt have to add him you could see his status and thats what I saw so I sent it back to you guys lol.
Odd. I tried to verify you, but as a facebook police officer I looked him up and his facebook profile is private. His wall is not available for the mgopublic. Sir, you lied.
I did not lie I typed his name in again and I came up with the same result as you, I have no idea how this fluke has happened but maybe the Michigan God's wanted us to see the truth. Very strange though. So I just added him and he accpeted within seconds lol. And added me to his list of nearly 1300 friends.
I daresay you lied, but it's okay. We're in the same boat because I was so frustrated that his account was set to private that I went ahead and sent him a friend request. I plan on being in that nearly 1300.
It's okay, I go to a therapist for Facebook stalking. I'm covered. By a doctor.
He probably just has rights sets to allow view by certain networks... who knows, maybe they are both from the same city/state or something like that...
I am just glad we got an awesome kicker
I still feel we need at least two more in this class. Yes, this year was THAT bad.
"We're not going to cricize each other, we're not going to talk about each other, we're going to encourage each other" -Bo
So does this mean that Tate isn't the number two punter anymore?
Something was very wrong with his leg, possibly a break. It's just not natural to short-shank everything.
That's what she said.
What happens to Gibbons? Wouldn't want to see them yank a scholarship from him, but I'm not sure if there's a precedent for that with kickers and whatnot that I'm unaware of. Feel free to enlighten.
Well hopefully he can get his stuff together and start making kicks when they count. Coaches have repeatedly stated he does fine in practice but it hasn't translated to games.
This is the first time I've jumped on MGoBlog at 3am and actually learned something new instead of just putting off sleep! His film looks awesome. Smooth, consistent, and there are touchbacks. Not sure what that motion the refs keep making after he kicks fieldgoals is though. It's like they're trying to raise the roof, but lack the energy to continue making the motion after their arms are all the way up. I've never seen it before.
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
Chris Sailer has a really comprehensive website for kicking prospects. Here's his write up on Goudis:
Matt is simply an outstanding all around kicker. He has a huge leg, makes FG's with ease off the ground, and kickoffs with the best of them. Mentally he is very strong showing great maturity to kick at the next level. Can also punt. Has all the tools to dominate the D1 level.
The site ranks him number 2 in the class and has a lot more information.
The cool thing about his "resume" is he has been kicking in competitions since his HS freshman year and winning a ton of them. Looks like the kid has been kicking under pressure and executing for years.....
Those spinning stars on Goudis' profile are giving me a headache.
This is awesome, there is probably not a greater need at any position.
Welcome, Matt! Go Blue!
Every FG is a booming kick! Welcome aboard Matt Good-is!!! Can't understand how he generates so much leg power only weighing 160lbs.
does this mean we can pull a Saban and medical scholarship Gibbons?
Kid seems solid, welcome aboard!
What a boot! Kid looks pretty legit. Lets hope he's on par or better than Garrett Revis, the last decent kicker we had.
didn't everyone HATE Revis his first year because he kept missing field goals at the start of the year?
I'm still holding out on Gibbons/Broekheziun (the longer I type the worse this spelling becomes) being a 4 year starting kicker that we'll all laugh about how bad they were in the first year during their next 3 seasons.
played with Butch and Troy Wolfork. You lads are thinking of Garrett Rivas.
Wasn't aware the snake oil worked on kickers.
Wow santa obviously got my letter!
Can't wait for tomorrow. I think I'm going to get a PONY!
Think Lloyd Brady might be catching some of these balls from his front row seat next season. This kid needs to come to Michigan.
Congrats on your kid going to UM Engineering. Hope he's ready to work hard. I wasn't, lol!
Great pickup, now let's hope his leg translates to the next level.
This is even better than the pair of Wings' tickets my wife bought for me for X-Mas.
Here is a article on the commitment from LA Times. It uses scout.com as a source so it all hinges on scout being correct until we hear more news.
I'm guessing he was feeling heat since Conor Loftus seemed interested in us. I'm guessing that he doesn't visit us anymore.
He was just getting excited about us. Guess now he'll have to settle for an education at Harvard.
I'm so excited about this! Woo, snake oil!
I can't believe I get aroused by the possibility of touchbacks. I usually touch fronts.
I wonder how much his meltdown influenced the Goudis decision. Talk about pressure for a kicker.
I wonder if Goudis could be a 4 star
congrats guys, a much needed addition to special teams to say the least
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I thought Christmas was tomorrow.
I love Christmas...Such a magical time of the year.
I would be nice not to have to go for it on every 4th down on the opponents side of the field, because we have that certainty that no field goal will ever be made, even at extra point distance. Though maybe once the D gets better, Michigan won't be multiple td's behind and have to go for it just to keep up.
Best news in quite a while (and yesterday was pretty great).
Looks like we got Goudis under our tree! May we never see a shank, block, or short field goal for the next 4 years!
My brother thinks that you don't use a block in college to kick field goals. Is this true?
I believe college kickers can kick off the ground or they can use up to a 1" kicking block.
This news is as goudis it gets
I've never watched Kicker highlights before, much less 6 minutes of them. That being said, the kid looks great and i'm stoked! That 57 yarder at the end is off the ground, so i don't think we have too much to worry about with that. As with all kickers, it will come down to the mental side once he gets to campus, which we just can't evaluate til the time comes.
We're behind you Matt! Thanks for going blue. May you bomb field goals and kickoffs for the next 4 years!!!
Isn't it kind of rare to have two kickers (FG/extra points) on scholarship so close to each other eligibility wise? I could see having a sr and a frosh but Gibbons and this guy are only separated by one year. Should Goudis or Gibbons establish themselves as the kicker next year does the other possibly lose their scholarship?
......info lists his strength coach. This kid is hitting 50+ yard FGs. Just imagine what he'll be able to do after Barwis gets hold of him!
4th down on the our 10 yard line? Go kick that FG Gouidis!
I love kickers that can kick. What a concept.
Go Blue everyone and have a Merry Christmas
the block M!
Welcome to the Wolverine family Matt!
Hail, Hail ...