Way said the Sooners have watched film from the 2002 and 2003 OU teams when kickoffs were at the 35.
“I think the trajectory of the ball will change a lot,” Way said. “I think you'll see kickers trying to get more hang time to get it to the 5 or the goal line. There are a lot of fast guys on that (coverage) team. If you pin them at the 10- or 15-yard line that would be huge.”
Gundy, though, said it will be a challenge for kickers to master hang time.
“I don't think kickers are good enough in college,” Gundy said. “The NFL is a different deal. They want to hang it up because they're fast enough to get down there and get you them on about the 11- or 12-yard line.
“I'm not the kickoff (coverage) coach but I would think we might take every one of them in the end zone.”
That's part of the decision-making process since touchbacks will come out to the 25-yard line.
“Guys will kick it and we'll cover,” Gundy said. “If it goes through (the end zone) it goes through. We're not going to turn down a great kick. And we stress to all our guys to get down there and make plays, make a tackle inside the 20.”
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