The 56 points kicker Chris Moller posted last season to lead Morgan State included 10 field goals in 16 attempts. This fall has been a more trying time for the redshirt sophomore.
Moller has converted just 4-of-10 field goals thus far for the Bears (3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), but three of those attempts were blocked, a deficiency in the blocking that worries coach Lee Hull.
“It concerns me a lot because you can’t pinpoint just one area,” he said Tuesday during his weekly conference call arranged by the league. “All three of them were because of different people or different miscommunication. We’ve just got to get on the same page, and it’s been because we’ve kind of had some injuries and we’ve had different people go in there. We’ve just got to get a solid 11 guys in there so that we’re all on the same page and we’re working as one unit.”
Of equal concern could be Moller, who is tied for sixth in the conference in field-goal percentage (40.0). He is 1-of-2 on field goals between 30-39 yards, 3-of-6 between 40-49 yards and 0-of-2 on attempts of at least 50 yards.
But Hull traced Moller’s difficulties to the special team's uneven protection.
“We’ve had different people in there as far as the operation,” Hull said. “We’ve just got to get everybody healthy, get one person there as a holder, snapper, protection and get him more confidence because he’s a very good kicker. I’m a little disappointed in our PAT and field goal operations right now because he is a good field goal kicker and he’s more consistent than what’s shown so far.”