Alabama Makes a Change at Kicker After Three Missed Extra Points in Two Games

By Kevin Harrish on September 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm
There's a new kicker in town.
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Alabama won its first two games by a combined score of 108-21, but it hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows, particularly at the placekicker position.

Austin Jones was the Crimson Tide's starting kicker to begin the season after winning the job in camp, but he got off to a less-than-ideal start, missing three extra points and a 27-yard field goal in just two games.

Now, Nick Saban is making a change.


Redshirt freshman Joseph Bulovas, who replaced Jones against Arkansas State on Saturday, will be the Crimson Tide's kicker moving forward, Nick Saban confirmed Wednesday night.

Bulovas was successful on his only field goal attempt against Arkansas State, a 39-yarder, and made all five of his extra points.


"He's done well all week," Saban said of Bulovas, "and I think he's confident."

It's certainly not as intriguing as Alabama's preseason quarterback battle, but this isn't a change you want to have to make midway through the season.

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