Although last season was defined by missed kicks as much as anything else, kickers are better and more relevant these days. Programs have started to realize how important the kicking positions can be and are putting emphasis on recruiting good kickers.
He doesn't predict a record for Boise State, but I'm guessing that he has them going undefeated if they are going to make the BCS. The Orange Bowl is the last BCS team to pick this year so keep an eye on flights to Miami and Ft Lauderdale if Boise State performs to its usual high standards.
The Big East promised non conference basketball games for Boise State and Sand Diego State. Memphis and Temple were selected. Of course Leon Rice is happy with the arrangement but the other 3 are worried about being locked into schedules already. I do like Leon Rice's just happy to be here attitude.