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A tale of two kickers
The reason? The former put on a show in last Saturday's scrimmage, while the latter was a no-show. Wilhoit nailed six of seven field goal tries. He also punted 15 times for a 35.1-yard average. "He's had an outstanding spring," Fulmer said following Tuesday's practice at Haslam Field. The coach was particularly impressed with a couple of kicks he told Wilhoit to approach as potential game-winners in overtime. Wilhoit made both, sending one of them through the uprights from 47 yards out with nearly 10 yards to spare. "You don't even have to see a good kick; you can hear it," Fulmer noted, grinning broadly. "And he punted really well Saturday." Although James Wilhoit was a standout punter in high school, he had been utilized exclusively as a kicker at UT … until Britton Colquitt failed to show up last Saturday. "Britton pulled a hamstring and didn't sleep very well … something like that … some lame excuse," Fulmer said. "He overslept, then was too embarrassed to come late. You don't let one mistake cause another one. He is paying his dues." Those dues include a significant amount of penalty running. Asked if Colquitt will be punting in Saturday's Orange & White game, Fulmer grinned smugly. "I'm hopeful he'll be back for the game … if he's finished running by then," the coach deadpanned. "Or rolling … since he can't run." INJURY UPDATE: Defensive tackle Demonte Bolden, who suffered a head injury in Saturday's scrimmage, was back at practice Tuesday. Defensive end Walter Fisher, who suffered a shoulder injury, will have an MRI that will determine whether or not he can participate on Saturday.
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