Muschamp Expects More From Special Teams
GAINESVILLE- For a team that has seen both its kicker and punter nominated for national awards in recent years, its safe to say the current special teams work for the Florida Gators is hitting below expectations.
Placekicker Austin Hardin has missed two of his five field goal attempts, and hasn't hit from beyond 33 yards, while punter Kyle Christy (a 2012 Ray Guy finalist) has seen his punting average drop from 45.8 yards last year to 39.5 through three games in 2013 (5/11 punts downed inside the 20).
Will Muschamp said he would open up competition for both spots in practice this week, with redshirt senior Brad Phillips competing for the starting kicker spot, and freshman Jonny Townsend battling for playing time as the punter.
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