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Badgers kicker French looks to improve, develop consistency

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MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Badgers kicker Kyle French is feeling the pressure.

The junior missed some huge field goals last season. He also missed some kicks in Monday's second team scrimmage.

With backup kicker Jack Russell injured, the Badgers are counting on French to improve what was one of the worst kicking games in the country last season.

Special Teams coach Jeff Genyk is hoping French will focus on consistency and technique, not results.

"Coach Genyk and I really worked about being more operation-oriented," said French, "meaning worry about the things you can control, worry about the technique and stuff like that and not really worry about the results."

"The season is very long...so there's always going to be bumps in the road, whether you're a position player or a specialist," said Genyk. "So, frankly, I'd like to have a young man struggle a bit in camp because he's going to have to fight through the adversity and really maintain his perspective as far as really focusing on the process and not being too caught up with the statistical results."

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