Emphasis on the word “may”:
Georgia kick returner and cornerback Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) posted a message to Boise State coach Chris Petersen on Twitter on Saturday:
“Dear Coach petersen, I DARE you to Kick to me…. Sincerely, Me and my #dawgs”
Boykin is the only player in Southeastern Conference history with three 100-yard plays in his career — all kickoff returns for touchdowns.
He might be in luck. Here’s what Boise State special teams coach Jeff Choate told me earlier this month about the Broncos facing three dynamic kick returners early in the season:
“We’ll have our hands full. But that’s why you do this. I don’t think we’ve ever backed down from a challenge. It should be fun.”
After you read that, scroll down to the bottom of the linked article for the updated BSU roster. By my count, the Broncos will start seven seniors on offense and ten on defense. Whoa. They may be smaller in spots, but they sure won’t lack for experience.