Meet your new favorite (soon-to-be) Florida Gator

He’s not enrolled yet and he’s a kicker, for gawd’s sake, but that’s not stopping Austin Hardin from dealing out the smack talk:

What will it take to improve: “At least give them a year to get a recruiting class in. That’s why I’m so excited to get down there is because I’m going to be a part of that new recruiting class coming in. … It’s Florida. It’s not like we’re not going to win championships. It’s not Georgia.”

Sounds like somebody’s panties are in a wad about not getting an offer from the in state school.


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43 responses to “Meet your new favorite (soon-to-be) Florida Gator

  1. JasonC

    Well, if there was ever a time to get on top of the Gators and stay there, not is the time. It stinks that we don’t quite have our crap together, because the SEC East is there for the taking and not just for this year.

  2. Spike

    It really pains me to say this, but until we start beating them and winning an East title or SEC Championship, he does have a point. Facts are stubborn things.

    • No One Knows You're a Dawg

      Agree. What Vanderbilt is to us, we are to Florida. And too many Georgia people are willing to accept it as immutable fact at this point. Learned helplessness.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        We are authors of our own helplessness by continuing to play that game as an away game every year. “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.”

  3. TennesseeDawg

    “It’s Florida. It’s not like we’re not going to win championships”
    Must not be planning not to be an English major.

    • M-War Eagle

      I am overjoyed to see that even though his parents PAID for that private school education, the kid is still as dumb as a rock.

      Marist kids pretty much always sucked at the next level anyway

    • King Jericho

      I’ve got nothing wrong with the sentence. The double negative makes sense in this case.

  4. I wanna Red Cup

    I hope he enjoys the Chick Fil a Bowl the next couple of years.

  5. Joe Nails

    He’s gonna check a choke sign…………

  6. Joe

    Dude, it may be Florida (est. 1991), but YOU haven’t won anything. Here’s to you being the ARod of the SEC!

  7. Bard Parker

    With only 2 stars he’s not the top 1% of the top 1%

  8. ScooBoo

    I’ll bet his haircut alone kept him from getting an offer from UGA. He fits right in at UF though.

  9. GoonerDawg

    Mak Richt is 2-8 against UF and hasn’t played for a championship since 2005. Maybe this kid is comforted by statistics and probabilities.

    • Gary

      Yeah, but to semi-quote the Rick Pitino circa Boston: “Urban Meyer is not walking through that door; Steve Spurrier is not walking through that door; heck even Ron Zook is not walking through that door”. BOOM is not going to be coaching them to championships.

      • GoonerDawg

        You may be right, but I suspect BOOM will be better than Zook and Richt was a sparkling 1-3 against Zook. That kicker has a better chance of winning a championship down there than he would at UGA with our current leadership.

        • Coach Hewitt...

          1-2 fwiw….

        • Cojones

          You just travel from one blog to the other spitting out invectives toward what you want us to think are “our” Bulldogs. You are the most idiotic troll I’ve ever seen. Your remarks reenforce our loyalty and admiration of a coaching staff that will kick your remarks into oblivion. We would thank you not to use “our” in any horse manure you are trying to impose on our (obviously not yours) Dawgs.

      • No One Knows You're a Dawg

        I’m not impressed by Muschamp either, but Foley is relativley quick to recognize and correct mistakes.

    • Puffdawg

      This shit gets so annoying. Dude, stop bashing your own team. What are you hoping to accomplish by the endless degrading of our coaching staff? What the hell are you going to do if by chance we wind up winning out and win the East and wind up being top 15 or top 10 preseason next year and favorites to win the East? Do you continue to bash Richt? Do you just pretend like your endless rants against this coaching staff never happened? I mean, seriously, Richt is not going anywhere for this season and probably not next season either. Can’t you just shut your piehole AT LEAST until we lose again?

      • @Puffdawg, LOSE AGAIN is really what many fans are just waiting for, to finally get this Richt affair from going on forever.

        • Cojones

          Your logic and facts are insufficient to give them any substance and you prove it every time you insert an anti-UGA invective into a blog. We are enjoying good play from our Dawgs. Hope you aren’t enjoying it until you go away or blow a gasket.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        Can I borrow this and just cut and paste it when appropriate?

  10. Go Dawgs!

    I’m supposed to care about what a high school kicker thinks? Thanks for getting this to me early this morning, it’s going to take all day to work up enough give a damn for all that…

  11. Castleberry

    Saw him two weeks ago. He’s good. Better be.

  12. Careful Brad

    Hopefully he will have the same success against Georgia as Jabari Davis did after making a similar statement.

    • Go Dawgs!

      +1. Back in the days before the Dawgvent descended into anarchy, I remember some guys over there putting together a “Welcome Home Jabari” billboard near the Georgia Dome for his appearance in the Peach Bowl.

  13. Vincent

    he might want to give Da’ Rick a call- I believe he has similar sentiments about being a Vol but now seems weary with the situation…crazy coaches and losing dont make for a happy situation.