Friday, 31. October 2008
I got a special request from some loser named Duckgirl to get Morgan Flint for a Q&A. This marks unchartered territory as he is the first Q&A with a current player. Hopefully I don’t get a call from the SID office for not setting up this interview with them.
As I’ve said before, I think kickers have an interesting role on collegiate football teams. Games can be decided by one kick. Maybe not every week, but it happens. I think this week in particular, the kicking game will be a big factor in the Oregon vs. Cal game. If things shake out the way I think they will, it’s going to be a close game. Oregon can’t afford to miss PATs or field goals this week.
Duckgirl seems to think Morgan should be kicking more. Perhaps he’ll get his chance this week.
Anyway, enjoy Duck fans.
1. Introduce yourself: My name is Morgan (yes I realize that is a common girls name ). I grew up in Bend, OR (where there are actually seasons other than rainy and not-rainy) and I honestly have the most amazing family in the world.
2. How tall are you? And, I’m not talking about what the media guide says. Well, the media guide says I’m 5’9″, but I’m really more like 5’9(1/2)”, but who’s counting? Haha
3. What do you say about kickers who injure their ACL by celebrating a winning PAT? Good ‘ole Bill Grammatica, what an athlete…Haha. It’s sad that many kickers get labeled by ridiculous plays like that…but if you are celebrating a made PAT, then maybe the injury is Karma coming back to bite.
4. What is your dream play? Well, my “dream play” would be hitting a walk-off homerun, but on the football field I wouldn’t mind having a fake field goal, kicker-pass play either I keep trying to convince Bellotti that we need to put that in the playbook, but he hasn’t really bought it…..yet.
5. Who is the funniest person on the team? I think it’s a toss-up between Jaison Williams and Mark Speck. J-Will says the most ridiculous and hilarious things I’ve ever heard. Mark will do anything to make you laugh at any time, so he keeps things entertaining throughout long practices.
6. Is there any truth and logic to “icing the kicker”? Well during the time-out, I’m sure the kicker gets a little more nervous than he normally would, but when it comes down to the kick, after you line up and are ready, a kick is a kick….but I’ve never been “iced” before so I can’t say I’m an expert.
7. I am sure Matt Evensen is your peep and I love me some ME also, but can you shed any light on the missed PATs and field goals that don’t seem characteristic of him? Is there more logistics to it than the fans might know? Yeah Matt is an amazing guy, definitely one of the best on the team and a great friend. He has one of the best legs in the nation. He had an amazing Junior year, and I think he may just be putting too much pressure on himself to succeed, and potentially play at the next level. And to be fair, a few of the kicks he has missed were not his fault, although the blame is often passed to the kicker.
8. What do you do in your spare time? Well, sadly, I spend a lot of time doing homework, but I like to go bowling (my high-game is a 249, but I don’t like to talk about that much Haha), playing baseball, camping, watching sports, eating, and I LOVE watching movies, but I’m always up for anything.
9. Approximately how many hours a week do you spend on Facebook? Oh geez, sadly a few…I guess I am what you would call a “facebook whore” haha. I realized I spent too much time on Facebook when they changed the platform, and it kinda made me mad haha…..sad.
10. Approximately how many hours a week do you spend on the playbook? Playbook? What is that?….how many hours?….Well, this next hour, plus 11 more some time and I’ll have an even dozen in my career
11. What is your guilty pleasure television show? Well, I used to love watching The OC (Seth is my idol, and Rachel Bilson – if you’re reading this, will you marry me?). I like Grey’s Anatomy, and The Office is amazing, but I’m really more of a movie guy.