Paternal pride run amok? Perhaps not. "Scott still kicks the ball better than any field goal kicker I've seen," says Ronnie Cottrell, who coaches middle linebackers and coordinates recruiting for the Seminoles. "You ought to see him in practice—he's out there kicking 65-yarders every day. He'll come out like gangbusters next year. He'll probably set records."
Bentley may set no records, may never kick professionally. That wouldn't bother his father. He'll be happy if Scott can regain his job for his last two seasons—if the Bermuda Triangle does not claim him as its latest victim.