LSU football: 5 Biggest concerns in 2015

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Nov 27, 2014; College Station, TX, USA; LSU Tigers place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) reacts after missing a field goal attempt during the first quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Kicking game

Despite having a third-year starter at place kicker and a pair of talented kickoff specialists on the roster, the kicking game remains a major question mark for the LSU football team in 2015.

Junior place kicker Colby Delahoussaye has had some memorable moments for the Tigers, including a 50-yard field goal to topple Florida in thrilling fashion last season. He has also had his struggles, however, and a late slump led to him being benched for the team’s bowl game.

Meanwhile, Trent Domingue and Cameron Gamble are set to battle for the kickoff specialist role. Domingue, a junior, handled the majority of the kickoff duties in 2014. He also filled in for Delahoussaye when he was benched at the end of the season. Gamble, a sophomore, also saw some action at kickoff duty last season, and in doing so, showed off a tremendously powerful leg.

Delahoussaye will start the season as the Tigers’ place kicker, but he will be on a short leash. There is a good possibility that he will thrive during his junior season, given his experience under pressure in the toughest venues in the SEC. He could also falter again, though.

If he continues his slump to begin the season, expect LSU to rotate all three kickers on field goal opportunities until they find their guy. Not exactly ideal for a team hoping to compete for a conference title.

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