This is series of positional reviews, which entail a look back and a look forward at each position for the Red Raiders. We'll try and take a look at who is gone, who remains and who we can look forward to playing in the not so distant future.
Season Review and Preview: Special Teams
Who Is Leaving: Alex Trlica, thank you for two bowl wins. Perhaps not the senior year that you would have hoped for, but an excellent career as far as I'm concerned.
Let's take a look at his work:
- Alex Trlica, #30
Year Games Played FG Att FG Made EP Att EP Att 2007 13 21 13 67 67 2006 12 21 15 51 51 2005 12 18 13 60 60 2004 12 13 7 55 55
God speed Alex.
Who Returns: We actually have a couple of guys returning, one you know about, and one you probably don't. Jonathan LaCour (the one you know) returns punting the ball for the Red Raiders and considering he was a true freshman, I think he did a pretty good job. I'm looking forward to a less used, but higher yard per punt average from LaCour.
|Player||Ht/Wt||Year||Position||Games Played||No. Punts||Yrd||Avg Yrd|
|Jonathan LaCour, #9||6-2/206||So.||Punter||12||30||1,229||40.97|
Now for the one that you don't know. The only other returning specialist is Brad Namdar, a place kicker from Plano West. I think it's safe to assume that Donnie Carona is going to be the man to beat in the fall, but for now, Namdar is your man.
|Player||Ht/Wt||Year||Position||Games Played||FG Att||FG Made||EP Att||EP Made|
|Brad Namdar, #1||5-8/-||RS Fr.||Place Kicker||0||-||-||-||-|
Who Is Going To Be Here:
|Donnie Carona||6-0/210||Place Kicker|
After watching Carona's video, I think it's pretty clear that he's going to be good, real good. If things go as planned, Carona will be handling kickoff and field goal duties for the Red Raiders. If Leach determines that Carona just isn't ready for prime time, then it wouldn't surprise me to see Namdar handling field goals for a period of time.
Depth Chart: Keep in mind that any depth chart does include current commitments and there may be additional commitments that could change everything. In other words, we're all just guessing.
|2008||Jonathan LaCour (P), So.||Donnie Carona (PK), Fr.||Adam James (PK), RS Fr.|
|Donnie Carona (PK), Fr.||Brad Namdar (Pk), RS Fr.||-|
|2009||Jonathan LaCour (P), Jr.||Donnie Carona (PK), So.||Adam James (PK), So.|
|Donnie Carona (PK), So.||Brad Namdar (Pk), So.||-|
|2010||Jonathan LaCour (P), Sr.||Donnie Carona (PK), Jr.||Adam James (PK), Jr.|
|Donnie Carona (PK), Jr.||Brad Namdar (Pk), Jr.||-|
Prior Positional Reviews and Previews: