Blake O’Neill made one of those bad plays that will last forever. The Michigan punter’s game-losing fumble against Michigan State won’t just be a “Not Top 10” highlight for a week. It won’t just be a year-in-review gaffe that fades away in time.
It’s going to be replayed long after we’re all gone. Such was the magnitude — and disastrous nature — of his mistake.
Alabama kicker Adam Griffith has not faced that kind of scrutiny — who has? — but he knows a thing or two about disappointing the fan base. The embattled placekicker has missed 15 kicks in his three-year career, including six this season.
He reached out to O’Neill via Twitter to show his support:
“Keep your head up, trust me. It’s just game!! @blakewoneill”