Michigan Offers Weber State Graduate Punter Blake O\’Neill

While most Michigan fans and college football analysts are wondering who Harbaugh will have as his starting quarterback, another position that needs to be sorted out is who will be his punter. Well, they may have found their answer via the graduate transfer route as it looks like they have offered Weber State punter Blake O\’Neill.

Awesome speaking to @CoachJohnBaxter with @ProkickAus today, excited by the prospect of punting for @umichfootball this season #goblue

— Blake O\’Neill (@blakewoneill) January 30, 2015

O\’Neill is an accurate and strong legged kicker that came over from Australia to join the Weber State team after playing Aussie Rules Football growing up. He grew as an American football punter by joining Pro Kick Australia and now looks to have the chance to punt in from of 100,000+ fans. And if you\’re wondering if this means the Aussie style/spread kick will be featured in the Big House, that answer is a very likely \’yes\’.

Michigan\’s punting possibilities were very limited coming into 2015 with the graduation of both Matt Wile and Will Hagerup. The best options looked like junior walk-on Kenny Allen and true freshmen kicker Andrew David. So, it made sense that the staff would go the graduate transfer route.

Check out O\’Neill\’s highlights.