Sport Jim Harbaugh tells kicker Quinn Nordin to strap on 'iron jock'

04:05  15 november  2017
04:05  15 november  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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After a hot start this season, Michigan redshirt freshman kicker Quinn Nordin is in a bit of a slump. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Jim Harbaugh ’s message to Quinn Nordin : ‘ Strap on the iron jock ’.

Speaking on his weekly 97.1-FM radio appearance Thursday, Harbaugh said freshman kicker Quinn Nordin has been back at practice this week and is participating in the team's open kicking "We're looking for someone to put their iron jock on and put the ball through the uprights.

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Jim Harbaugh is throwing down the gauntlet for his struggling kicker.

Quinn Nordin came to Michigan as the No. 1 kicker in his high school class. And while he looked good early on in the season, he has struggled lately. The redshirt freshman has missed two extra points in the last four games, as well as a field goal in each of the last three.

Harbaugh wants to see Nordin do better.

“It is really simple: he has to make the kicks. It is a meritocracy. If it is not him, then we will give someone else a shot at it. That is what we are at,” Harbaugh said at his weekly news conference, via MLive.com.

Harbaugh also broke out an “iron jock” line for Nordin.

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— Quinn Nordin is in the midst of his first college kicking slump. “ Strap on the iron jock and kick the ball through the uprights,” Harbaugh said. “We talk to him and tell him, ‘Keep your head up. We need you.’ He’s one of the best kickers in the nation.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is going to give freshman kicker Quinn Nordin one more chance to " Strap on the iron jock ," said Harbaugh , whose team will travel to fourth-ranked Wisconsin on Shortly after Nordin missed a 31-yarder at Maryland, Harbaugh went over to his kicker and told him

“Strap on the iron jock and kick the ball through the uprights,” Harbaugh said of his message to Nordin.

The two had an exchange during the win over Maryland last weekend, with Nordin talking back to Harbaugh.

So why has Harbaugh been so hard on Nordin lately?

“I think anger is a powerful motivator,” Harbaugh said via the Detroit Free Press.

We shall see if Harbaugh’s tactics work.

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