Prolific placekicker Lambert searching for new holder
After proving to be one of the nation's best placekickers in his redshirt sophomore season in 2014, Josh Lambert is projected to once again contend for the Lou Groza Award.
There's only one minor issue that Lambert and West Virginia need to figure out: Who will catch and set the ball for Lambert this coming season?
Now that former Mike Molinari has graduated, the important, yet oft-overlooked, job remains vacant. According to The Charleston Gazette, redshirt freshman backup kicker/punter Billy Kinney and starting punter Nick O’Toole have been working at the position in spring.
“He’s training Billy, but he’s comfortable with Nick,’’ head coach Dana Holgorsen said of Lambert. “Nick and him have been here for a good while. We relied on Mike Molinari last year, but Nick did a lot of that stuff as well. He’s very comfortable with Nick.’’