Last year, I had to leave the room when Michigan was set to kick a field goal. It was a near guarantee that the Michigan kicker was going to miss the attempt. I'd even have to hold my breath during extra points. Gibbons, the heralded recruit, made 1 field goal out of 5 attempts.
After last year, I wrote Gibbons off. I celebrated the commitment of Matt Wile and thought that Gibbons would never be on the field again.
However, Gibbons has been a very reliable kicker this year. He went 10/14 on field goals and didn't miss a single extra point. When Gibbons went up to kick the 43 yarder at the end of The Game, I didn't cringe or close my eyes. I watched confidently as the kick went through the uprights. It's amazing what a turn around our kicking game has been this year. Gibbons, in my opinion is the most improved player on this team and deserves a lot of credit for this team's success.