The last two seasons at Boise State have shown the importance of kickers, often the forgotten men on any roster ... until they miss.
As Michael Frisina and Dan Goodale compete for field-goal kicking duties this fall, one of the guys working with them closely expects a better showing in 2012.
"I've seen a lot of great things," junior punter Trevor Harman said. "They're really competing hard. I think they're a lot better than they were even in the spring. This year, we talked about it, trying to maximize every practice. The last few years, we did our work and took a knee, but this year, we'll work with the snappers or I'll work on my drops while the rest of the guys are doing team drills."
Boise State was 6-of-9 on field goals and missed eight extra points last season.
Harman is cemented as the team's punter, and has let some boomers fly in fall camp. Boise State was 35th in net punting last season (37.8 yards per punt), and coach Chris Petersen is aiming for better this year.
"Our punting situation is a little more difficult than (for) a normal punter," Petersen said. "We punt all kinds of different ways. (Harman)'s got a lot on his plate there, and he has as strong a leg as anyone we've had around here … if we get him dialed in, he can be quite a weapon for us."