Star CB and kick returner Brandon Boykin is getting ready for the next step in his career, and plans to show scouts at the Senior Bowl this weekend that his height disadvantage to bigger names isn't going to be a problem.
Much like his senior season, Denard Robinson's final game didn't go how he would have liked in a 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, but how Robinson was going to be judged in college would not have been changed anyway.
The emotions of a devastating loss to UCF in last season's Liberty Bowl, which cemented UGA's first losing season in 15 years and ushered off the team's seniors with a wimper, are still fresh for the Bulldogs, and they want to avoid a repeat.
Senior defensive linemen Ryan Van Bergen and Mike Martin put aside all the negatives of their first three seasons, bougth into Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison's plan, and emerged with a final season to remember.
The Rising Seniors program and its Georgia Junior Bowl this weekend in Atlanta give nearly 100 high school juniors a chance to showcase their talents while gaining valuable lessons on how to be successful in life beyond football.
Sparty doesn't have a stellar bowl record, as MSU's seniors are looking for the first bowl win of their careers. But they can't be discounted, as these seniors have helped MSU own one of the top defenses in the country.