On Sunday, K Brent Cimaglia announced his decision to transfer from the University of Tennessee Dumpster Fires to Georgia Tech.
As we mentioned on Friday, special teams were a not so secret disaster for Tech last year. The addition of a proven kicker could go a long way in shoring things up on placekicks and potentially kickoffs.
During his four years in Knoxville, Cimaglia connected on 74.2% of his field goal attempts and 88 out of his 89 extra point tries. This past season was his worst showing, as he battled a leg injury before opting out of the Vols’ final two games. All indications are that he is healthy, and we can look forward to the version of Cimaglia that was fanstastic from 2017-2019. In three out of his four years, he hit a field goal from longer than 50 yards, including this bomb against BYU in 2019.
In case you’re managed to forget, here’s how GT has done on field goals over these past four years:
2020: 3-8 with a long of 32
2019: 3-8 with a long of 42
2018: 10-14 with a long of 48
2017: 7-10 with a long of 42
Total: 58% with a long of 48
A big upgrade is headed to the Flats. Let’s welcome Brent Cimaglia as we look forward to meaningful improvement in putting the ball between the uprights this fall.