It’s an ambitious goal, probably an unrealistic one, but it reflects the confidence of University of South Florida place-kicker Maikon Bonani.
“My plan is to not miss again,’’ Bonani said as he prepared for USF’s first full scrimmage of spring football on Friday.
Bonani, going into his senior season, has been a generally dependable kicker for the Bulls. He has made 51 of 68 career field-goal attempts (75 percent).
There was his stunning debut, a 43-yard game-winner as time expired when the Bulls defeated No. 13-ranked Kansas 37-34 in 2008.
There was the 2010 overtime victory at Louisville, when Cardinals coach Charlie Strong used two timeouts to ice him, then Bonani missed a potential game-winner in regulation. Bonani got redemption in OT when he drilled a 37-yarder.