Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Finally, a kicker is starting to emerge as the better option for the Gators in 2013.
And as you may have guessed, it's not Brad Phillips.
According to Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post, Muschamp said that Austin Hardin has been "more consistent" and holds a small edge over Phillips.
These two are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Hardin is a highly recruited freshman looking to get an early edge, while Phillips is a walk-on who is running out of opportunities to make an impact.
It would make more sense for the Gators to move ahead with Hardin, unless he's clearly worse than Phillips. He could get through his growing pains during this season and set himself up for a great career in Gainesville.
It's still early in fall practice, so this battle has yet to be fully decided. However, Phillips will have to dig deep if he wants to eventually pull ahead of his young counterpart.