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The Aussie kick

One key figure in Tennessee's defensive effort tonight vs. Montana won't record a sack or a pass breakup. He's unlikely to record a tackle or even an assist.

Still, punter Matt Darr can contribute mightily to the Vol defense just by keeping the visiting Grizzlies backed up deep in their own territory. He hopes to accomplish this using something he calls "the Aussie kick." Not to be confused with "the rugby kick" in which the punter boots the ball while running to his right, the Aussie kick is designed for placement rather than distance. "It's still a...

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