Senior wide receiver Brandon Powell has lost his job as Florida’s starting punt returner after muffing a punt in back-to-back games against Missouri and South Carolina.
Sophomore wide receiver Freddie Swain, who replaced Powell after his muff this past Saturday in the loss to the Gamecocks, will return punts against UAB on Saturday. Wide receiver Dre Massey also could be an option.
“We’ll work (Swain), we’ll work Dre,” interim head coach Randy Shannon said Monday. “BP has a tendency to lean to the right instead of catching it forward. Two punts, he leaned to the right. He’s going to have to understand it this week, like anything else, he probably won’t be the punt returner. We’ll have to get somebody that’s going to give us a chance to catch the ball.”