“I would say my goal is just solid contact because all the technicalities are there,” he said. “I know what I’m doing. It’s more or less just about going out there and executing and enjoying what you’re doing.”
Kent’s competition with Shanahan, a freshman from Ireland, has appeared close. Among other things, it’s the rare punting competition between two left-footed punters. Last year, Kent punted in the Duke game when Pressley Harvin was out. He averaged 41.3 yards on three punts, with all three fair caught.