Earlier this week, Gator placekicker Jonathan Phillips was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA (for missing virtually all of the 2007 season), allowing him to return to the team to kick in 2009. Hopefully Phillips' extra season will go as well as Phil Trautwine's did and he'll get another ring for his efforts.
Although this wasn't exactly headline news, it is very comforting to know that the Gators will return an experienced kicker who converted all but one field goal attempt last season. You never know when your title hopes may rest on a last second field goal attempt, and it's always better to have an experienced guy in that situation than a first time kicker.
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