This you can be certain of: At least a couple of times in 2012, a kicker will win a game for his team. And, a couple other times, a kicker will lose it.
And a punter will play a key role the same way, though probably with less attention.
It's always good to have experienced specialists, though the truth is past performance is no guarantee of what will happen in the future. We've had plenty of kickers and punters in the Pac-12 in recent years do great one season and then flop the next. And vice versa.
So who is looking for new specialists this spring? Here's a quick rundown.
Kicker: So. Trevor Romaine (15-of-22, long of 46 yards)
Kicker: So. Jordan Williamson (13-of-19, long of 45)
Punter: Sr. Jeff Locke (44.3 yards per punt, killed 26 inside 20-yard line, tops in conference)
Kicker: Jr. Andrew Furney (14-of-16, long of 51)