University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino has been pulling all the right strings for the Cardinals' squad this season as they have started 5-1 and are ranked among the top 10 teams in the country.
But even Petrino himself admitted there's one position on his team he can't figure out - kicker.
"Whatever approach I've taken haven't worked very well," Petrino said.
Evan O'Hara started the season as the kicker before being replaced by Blanton Creque, who was then replaced last week by O'Hara. Now, Petrino said he's likely to go back to Creque for this week's game against North Carolina State.
"We had two weeks of the bye and competition and it was all going well," Petrino said. "But it didn't work out in the game."
The coach added: "We just have to keep working at it and keep going. We don't have any experience there but we can't go out and miss two field goals like we did the other night. I've got to do a better job. That one's on me."
Louisville had to replace on of its all-time top kickers - John Wallace - after last season and it was a solid competition in the spring and fall camp. O'Hara won the competition and started the first three games of the season.
The sophomore from Florence, Ky., missed a 28-yard field goal but hit field goals from 26 and 41 against Syracuse before missing a 48-yard attempt in the Florida State game.
Creque, who is from Shelbyville, Ky., and attended Collins High School, went 1-for-2 against Marshall and then hit three short field goals in the loss to Clemson prior to the Cardinals' open week.
Petrino said O'Hard had a really "strong" two weeks between the games and he was given the nod. But O'Hara missed from 42 yards and also missed a short field goal late but it was negated by a penalty.
"We've got to really work hard on it," Petrino said. "We'll probably have a game that comes down to a last-second field goal."
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