Kai Forbath answered questions Tuesday.
On replacing Justin Medlock:
"It's been a lot of pressure, but everything's been pretty good, everyone's
been pretty supportive, putting pressure on me to be the best I can be and help
out the team as much as I can."
On what has been the biggest transition from high school to college kicking:
"Going off the ground is the big thing and trying to work on my technique and
perfect it as much as I can."
How much has going off the ground affected your kicking?
"It affected it a lot at the beginning. I got worse before I got better. But now I think it's pretty much the same. Just like kicking on the tee now for me."
What did you learn from Justin about adjusting to college?
"He talked to me a lot about my technique and also about the mental game of it. Just about staying focused and calm during games, even if I mess up or whatever. And then just strength wise he helped me lifting a lot."
What conditioning/working out do you do?
"We do everything the team does. We do a lot of short sprints to get quick and explosive, we do some jumps."
What do you do to stay calm during a game?
"I just try to focus on the next kick. You know, if I miss one, I don't dwell
on that. I just worry about the next one and make sure I make that
Do you spend a lot of time watching the game?
"I love watching the game. I mean, I also will kick in the net a lot to keep
warm, but I love watching games."
How's it working with new snapper Christian Yount?
"He's really good. Snaps are coming in real fast so I have a little more time
to approach the ball."
Is Pat Cowan going to be the holder?
"As of now. I'm going to work with Aaron Perez a little bit on holding, see
how he does."
Any problems with the holding?
"No, it's been good so far."
Justin had some problems occasionally...
"Yeah, he has some problems with it, but so far it's been
How do you see Christian progressing?
"He's almost perfect now, so I don't know how much better he can get. I only
see good things for him here at the program."
What's your field goal range now?
"Probably inside 55."
Dorrell said you had a couple of problems from the left hash mark today...
"Yeah, I was hooking them a little bit left. Got a little bit worried about
the pressure coming from Rodney Van on the side. It's something I just have to
get more comfortable with and fix."
Where are you most comfortable from on the field?
"Right now the center and the right hash have been good. The wind's been
blowing left every day pretty strong, so the left hash has been having some
problems. Otherwise...actually, they're all pretty good."