Nov 5, 2011; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers kicker Derrick Brodus (26) kicks a field goal as punter Matt Darr (5) holds during the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 24 to 0. Credit: Randy Sartin-US PRESSWIRE
The Vols will have a new starting kicker when they take on the Gators this weekend.
Derek Dooley said Monday morning that Derrick Brodus will start the game Saturday.
Alcoa High School grad Brodus became a fan favorite last season, when the walk-on got a last minute phone call from Coach Dooley when the other kickers weren't able to play against MTSU. Brodus was famously sitting on a couch watching tv when he got the call.
Dooley said the coaching staff "Still believes in Michael Palardy but he has some things to work on."
Palardy will still handle kickoffs.
Palardy missed an extra point and a field goal on Saturday against Georgia State. Brodus kicked in the second half, making a 25-yard field goal and adding a PAT.