WVU Gameday Blog

Kicking it

Western Kentucky place kicker Skyler Simcox (88) takes a moment before a field goal attempt against Florida International in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

You heard about WVU kicker commitment Sklyer Simcox on Monday. You’ll hear a lot more about him this spring.

Simcox, a former Division III all-conference selection and former starter at Western Kentucky, is coming to WVU in January as a graduate transfer. And that should tell you something, namely that Dana Holgorsen isn’t set on the replacement for senior kicker Mike Molina.

Why so sure? I think we all know one thing about grad transfers — they don’t go anywhere to sit the bench. They head to places where they feel they have a great chance to start, and he’ll have two years of eligibility to do it. The Mountaineers have four kickers besides Molina listed on the roster — Luke Hogan, Evan Staley, Billy Kinney and Jonn Young. And Simcox has something the other four don’t have:  prior FBS starting experience.

So when spring rolls around, keep an eye out for Simcox. He probably won’t be hard to find.