Injuries to kickers forcing McElwain into a familiar audible
Florida head coach Jim McElwain has seen this script before.
'We've had some unbelievable calls from people,' Mac said of kicker tryouts. 'We'll get somebody out of this.'
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) October 21, 2015
With injuries to kickers Jorge Powell and Austin Hardin, McElwain has enlisted the help of the student body in the form of a tryout. Florida will be looking to secure a kicker ahead of its Oct. 31 clash against rival Georgia.
McElwain says the walk-on he picked up at Colorado State during tryouts was named "Kicker." "We called him Kicker"
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 21, 2015
Ironically enough, McElwain’s been involved in a similar situation. He held an open tryout for a kicker at his previous institution, Colorado State. Eventual kicker Jared Roberts was named "kicker" by McElwain and the entire team. He went on to become an all-conference performer throughout his collegiate career.
Florida’s kickers Powell and Hardin have combined to go 5-of-9 on the year. Maybe McElwain will luck out and find another dynamic walk-on kicking option?