First-year Temple coach Geoff Collins won't name a starting quarterback and still suggests more than one might play in Saturday's opening game at Notre Dame. The kicking situation isn't much different.
Monday, during a conference call with the media, Collins said he might use two kickers.
"We have got two different kickers, one inside a certain distance and one outside a certain distance," Collins said. "The same situation for kickoffs."
The two kickers are senior Austin Jones and sophomore Aaron Boumerhi. Presumably, Jones would be the shorter-distance kicker and Boumerhi would be the longer-distance kicker, although they are close with their career-long field goals: Jones at 47 yards and Boumerhi at 48.
Jones was the starter his first three seasons, but suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the sixth game that ended his season last year. He is tied for second on the Temple all-time field goals list with 46.
Boumerhi, a former walk-on, then replaced Jones, hit 15 of 17 field-goal attempts and earned second-team all-American Athletic Conference honors.
As for punter, Collins wouldn't give his choice, but said it was probably between senior Alex Starzyk and freshman Connor Bowler.