I agree with @50+yeartidefan that it was pretty obvious that a change had to be a no-brainer, but this wasn't announced til yesterday. Something tells me, @Destiny's Child , that a coach or two overwhelmed him at practice this week. In this case, good. Like you said, either foot...Just an XP.
Transfers....you do remember the scholly kicker from West Virginia that lasted one year and Cade Foster never made shet and owns without a doubt the greatest joke job in history in his 2013 meltdown at the Barn.
Now if Nick can solve the punting issue.....that is bigger than this PK deal.
I was back up kicker one year. I could not use the strap. Did use the ole square toe pilgrim shoe though. I could boot it pretty high on kickoff but lacked distance. Could kick a PAT but had 0 range moving back. Actually executed a nice onsides kick in a JV game one night. The ball took it's bounce and went about 20 feet in the air knuckle spinning. Came right down to one of our receivers. Pure luck