After Michael Hunnicutt, pictured, missed the field goal late against Texas Tech, this grade appeared to be headed south. But the freshman, who took over in September from 'made em but ugly' Jimmy Stevens, really did rebound to have an above-average season (20 for 23, including all four beyond 40) and show promise for the future.
Tress Way was solid throughout the bulk of the season, only missing a punt here or there. His average was lower, maybe, but he had 33 of 57 punts inside the 20 and didn't have a touchback until November.
The kick coverage team improved after giving up the return to Fozzy Whittaker in the Texas game.
Franks provided a little spark toward the end of the year on kick returns, but OU's still not getting nearly enough, considering it recruits some of the fastest guys in the country. Losing Broyles hurt on punt returns.
All this said, a special teams coordinator could be a good move for OU in the future. Generally, this area of the game isn't taken advantage of enough at the college level.