We said before the season started that Brent Cimgalia could help Tennessee football potentially have the best special teams unit in the SEC. Two games into the season, it certainly looks that way, as he has been by far the most consistent Vol in his second season as the full-time starter at place-kicker. In fact, it’s not even close.
Cimaglia hit four field goals on Saturday. One was a 51-yarder. Another was a 40-yarder in overtime, which was super clutch at the time even though it ended up being irrelevant. For the year, Cimaglia is now 7-for-7 with three makes of 40 yards or more and one make of 50 yards or more. Simply put, he is balling, and the Vols are lucky to have him.
The only problem at this point is that UT wants to be getting touchdowns instead of field goals on many of these drives, so despite his value, Cimaglia is being called on too much. That’s not his fault though, as he continues to deliver when called on, and eventually, you figure his leg will make a huge difference in a close game.
After splitting time with Aaron Medley as a freshman, Cimaglia showed he can be as automatic as Medley within 40 yards and much more reliable beyond 40 yards. Him getting on this list for two straight weeks shows just how good he is.