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O’Hara wins kicking job

by Michael Baldwin Published: August 31, 2010

OU coach Bob Stoops announced on his weekly radio show Tuesday night that sophomore walk-on Patrick O’Hara has won the kicking competition.

O’Hara was 6-of-9 on field goals last season, 15-of-15 on PATs. Stoops said earlier Tuesday he had selected his kicker but wanted to talk to all four candidates before announcing it publicly.

Stoops said it won’t be a one-game audition.

“It’s (based) over the past couple of weeks,” Stoops said. “(O’Hara), in my eyes, overall has been more consistent. He needs to be given an opportunity to keep it and improve with it as opposed to some knee-jerk reaction and change it every kick.”

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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