It is not clear whether Holt or Mitchell might also take over the punt return duties. The Wildcats have been using true freshman wide receiver Dickey Lyons, who has averaged just 1.6 yards per return in eight attempts. With a poor average like that, don't be surprised to see Holt or Mitchell filling there.
Taylor Begley begins his third season as the placekicker for the Wildcats. Begley received All-SEC Freshman Team acclaim for his work. He hit 15 of 24 last season, but only hit 2 of 6 from beyond 40 yards out. He has a 44 yard field goal to his credit this season.
Punter Anthony Thornton is averaging 38.8 yards per punt this season. The senior from Louisville Male High School is in his second year as the team's starter. Thornton averaged 41.8 yards per kick last season.
Handling the long snap duties is sophomore Jason Dickerson. The 6'1 245 took over midway through the 2003 season. He played tight end and defensive end at Elizabethtown High School.
Kickoff specialist Clint Ruth has forced touchbacks on 50% of his kickoffs this season. The senior had 56.4 of his kickoffs go for touchbacks last season.
Florida should prepare for a 'Cat Attack when the Gators try to kick. Kentucky's Lonnell DeWalt blocked a field goal in Louisville, while Ray Fontaine blocked a PAT versus Indiana.
Wildcat special teams coordinator Steve Ortmayer played for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders in the NFL.