Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

Help Wanted! First year Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn may be posting that ad soon for the position of punter on his Arkansas State Football Team. Go "Inside" to see what Malzahn had to say about his team's punting woes.

Help Wanted!

First year Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn may be posting that ad soon for the position of punter on his Arkansas State Football Team.

After one blocked punt, and two other punts that averaged 20.5 yards per kick definitely had Malzahn questioning after the game his future philosophy when it comes to special teams.

"Our punt team was horrendous to say the least," Malzahn said. "We have to figure out a way to correct it. It was pathetic, we have to do a better job, we are shanking them continuly and then one punt was blocked. We may end up going for it more."

Malzahn was asked if had considered using true freshman Luke Ferguson as his punter.

"I would consider using anyone at this point," Malzahn said. "We have to get better there no matter if its the punter, the snapper or whatever the problem is."

According to Malzahn, Ferguson has practiced punting a little so far this season. Ferguson is also the lead kickoff guy for the Red Wolves.

Sixth year senior punter Neely Sullivent has recently struggled with shanks, was consistently better last fall.

Special teams have been an issue this season and it appears something that Malzahn is intent on fixing.

"I promise you we will work hard to find the answers to our issues there," Malzahn said. "We have to get better in all phases of special teams. On the block punt it was a situation where everyone in the stadium knew they were going to try to block it. We have to do a better job all the way around."

Red shirt senior Ryan Wilbourn, who is known for his rugby style of punting, was listed with the block late in the game.

The block allowed South Alabama to score late in the game to close the 14 point deficit to just seven.

With both punters being seniors, you can rest assured that Malzahn and his coaching staff will be recruiting a punting specialist in this recruiting class.

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