WATCH: Florida’s Jim McElwain gives pep talk at kicker tryouts

A look inside the kicker tryouts in Gainesville
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With injuries to his two top kickers, Florida head coach Jim McElwain is pulling out all the stops for a replacement. 

Seventy-seven students attended the "kicker tryouts" on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to the testing, McElwain bestowed a nugget of knowledge to the group. Essentially, he said the key to kicking was to make sure the ball goes through the yellow goalposts. 

A video was then posted courtesy of the official Florida Gators Twitter page. There does seem to be some kicking talent within the student body in Gainesville … even if the kicker needs a considerable run-up to smash the ball through the goalposts.  

Even with an extra week to prepare for Georgia (courtesy of the bye), McElwain doesn’t have much time to find a viable option at the position.