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Nearly Perfect

Our post-season review of each Irish positional group begins at the top with a look at Lou Groza finalist David Ruffer and the field goal unit.

(*Note: The kick-off coverage unit will be reviewed separately.) #1 Field Goal Unit Starters and key reserves: Senior place-kicker David Ruffer; junior holder Ryan Kavanagh; senior long-snapper Bill Flavin. After a serious ankle injury during the contest vs. Tulsa, Flavin was replaced by junior center Braxston Cave. Ruffer, Kavanagh and Flavin are all walk-ons. IrishEyes' pre-season rank: No...

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