With all the talk about the new-fangled offense, and the offseason hits the defense took, there's an aspect of this team that's being overlooked. We could be filthy on special teams. Phil Steele has us as the #2 ST in the country ledbyVHTWallace(PS#2)!!!! So that's a good thing.
Taking a look at what we bring on special teams:
-Kevin Kelly is money from inside the 40. Inconsistent beyond that. Good!
-Derrick Williams is one of the better punt returners in the conference. Great!
-AJ Wallace had the highest KR average of any returning....uh....returner in the Big Ten. Grand!
-Jeremy Boone led the Big Ten in punting last year. Wonderful!
No yelling on the bus! (I couldn't get the video into the post.)
The kickoff coverage was horrendous last year, but it seems like we've got the athletes to get that fixed. If so, I think our special teams can be a big part of our success this year, and take some pressure of the offense and defense.