Commentary

Coach's Q&A: Barden on Barber

Updated: February 12, 2012, 4:48 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation
Editor's note: As part of our "Recruit 411" series, DawgNation staffers will conduct Q&A interviews with the newest Georgia players' high school coaches to complement the feature stories introducing the new Bulldogs. Today's interview is with Frank Barden, who coached punter Collin Barber at Cartersville (Ga.) High School.

DC: What has Collin meant to your program?

FB: He's been a four-year starter for us and is a very talented young man. Just from the standpoint of our kicking game, he's made a true impact on our program. One, he broke the record as a junior for the longest field goal, 54 yards, and he averaged well over 46 yards per punt this year and numerous times flipped the field as far as field position. Kicking off, I think 85 percent of his kicks went into the end zone. Just that alone is such a weapon, especially when the team you're playing may be very close in talent.