Bootleg Video: Brent Newhouse

One of the quiet stories late this summer was the scholarship granted to redshirt sophomore Brent Newhouse. The long snapper specialist was flawless to our eyes last year, setting himself up for a nice scholarship reward. A coaching change, however, potentially threw a wrench in those plans. Hear from Newhouse about his reaction to the reward, plus discussion of the little-known world of snapping.

How much do any of us really know about the long snapping craft?  Very little until it goes awry and implodes a punting play.  For a crash course on this fine art and essential skill, we turn to Newhouse.  The redshirt sophomore talks with The Bootleg about what makes for a good long snap.  He also discusses improvements he has made both physically and technically since the 2004 season, as well as the chemistry between him and punter Jay Ottovegio, his classmate and friend.

Brent Newhouse Scout Profile

Brent Newhouse video interview (Part I) -
Brent Newhouse video interview (Part II) -


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