ATLANTA — Florida coach Jim McElwain did not hold back on what he thought of the Gators’ kicking situation.
Austin Hardin had another field goal attempt blocked, which was his third this season. He’s also missed three extra points as well. After the 29-15 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game, McElwain spoke truthfully about how he felt about Hardin.
“We’ll get worked on this kicking thing, and somebody will get it up over the line far enough that maybe somebody doesn’t block it with their armpit,” McElwain said.
Hardin entered Saturday’s game dead last in field goal percentage (minimum 10 attempts).
After this comment by McElwain, it’s almost clear that Hardin will not be the team’s kicker next season.