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WATCH: McElwain asks reporter to help out Florida's poor kicking game

Florida place kicker Austin Hardin (16) and Michael McNeely (31) celebrate on the field after defeating Georgia 38-20 in an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Florida won 38-20. (AP Photo/John Raoux) John Raoux AP PhotoFlorida's kicking game is struggling the point head coach Jim McElwain asked a student reporter whether he was...
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What does kicker Austin Hardin and former head coach Steve Spurrier have in common?

Spurrier knows a thing or two about kicking a football... Jeff Blake USA TODAY SportsOnce upon a time, former Florida head coach Steve Spurrier was a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the Gators in 1966. During this season, he utilized a golden-arm to deliver the football down the field, his quickness to evade defenders when running the football, and his leg for...a massive...
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Florida Gators Release Info About SEC Championship Ticket Allotment, Location Of Seats

Thanks to the right leg of an unlikely hero (kicker Austin Hardin, who had been far from reliable for much of the year), the Florida Gators are heading back to Atlanta for their first SEC Championship Game appearance since the 2009 season. It will be Florida’s 11th time playing in this game, and now fans are searching for tickets to see their beloved Gators go for a ninth conference...
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Florida 9, Vanderbilt 7, Game Recap: Gators punch ticket to SEC Title Game on Hardin’s game winning field goal

History and logic suggested that when Austin Hardin lined up for a 43 yard field goal with a little over two minutes remaining, he’d miss. That’s just the way the last four years have gone for Florida. But he didn’t … Continue reading →
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Jim McElwain explains kicker choice for game-winning FG

The Florida Gators pulled off a last minute win against Vanderbilt today after they took the lead on a 43 yard field goal by Austin Hardin. The Gators were trailing 7-6 late in the game after walk-on kicker Neil MacInnes, who made the team after an open tryout two weeks ago, missed an extra point early in the first quarter. Head coach Jim McElwain explained his choice of Hardin over...
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Florida Gators Clinch SEC East In Last Minute Win

No. 10 Florida knew the serious implications of their game against Vanderbilt, but they never imagined it would be so hard. The Gators faced a tough Vanderbilt defense that shut UF’s offense down and created a melee of turnovers. Florida was able to take an early 6-0 lead with a touchdown. Their new kicker, Austin Hardin, a dental student who joined midseason, shanked the extra...
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Jim McElwain Explains Field Goal Kicker Choice For Florida’s Game-Winning Kick vs. Vanderbilt

Florida is heading to the SEC Championship Game on the back of a kicker.  The Gators defeated Vanderbilt this afternoon, 9-7, clinching the SEC East title. The game was won on a 43-yard field goal by Austin Hardin. It was Hardin’s first made field goal since Sept. 12.  After the game, Jim McElwain explained the decision to go with Hardin and not walk-on dental student Neil MacInnes...
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On leg of Hardin, Florida sneaks by Vanderbilt to win SEC East title

Gators are victorious despite four turnovers Stacy Revere Getty ImagesAn Austin Hardin 43-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter gave Florida a hard-fought 9-7 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores. As a result, the Gators have clinched the SEC East Division title. It was an immense struggle for both teams all afternoon on the offensive side of the ball. Florida turned the...
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Dental ceramist student wins spot as Gators backup kicker... for now

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Neil MacInnes had to change his plans for Friday night. The house party MacInnes and a couple of friends scheduled will go on, but MacInnes won't be there. He'll be in Jacksonville at the team hotel preparing to serve as Florida's backup kicker behind Austin Hardin when the No. 11-ranked Gators (6-1, 4-1) face Georgia (5-2, 3-2) in a pivotal SEC East matchup...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Announces Walk-On Kicker Tryout On Twitter

The Florida Gators are having a pretty strong first season under Jim McElwain, but the kicking position has become a problem. Starter Austin Hardin and his backup Jorge Powell have both suffered injuries already this year, and now, Florida is looking to the student body for someone who can put the ball through the uprights. All Call for Kickers! #Gators are looking for walk-on kickers...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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