|This girl approves of my pre-season predictions.|
It's always interesting to me to look back at my predictions from the beginning of the season. Some were alarmingly accurate, others not so much.
A few highlights:
Leading rusher: I picked Denard Robinson to have 900 yards, which was too few yards (he has 1,163 while Fitzgerald Toussaint has 1,011) but the right guy.
Leading receiver: I picked Junior Hemingway to have 1,000 yards. Again, the right guy but a ways off on the yardage total (he has 636).
Leading tackler: I picked Kenny Demens to have 100. He currently has 86 and has an outside shot to get to 100 in the bowl game.
Leading sacker: I picked Roh to have 7. This probably won't happen unless he has a monster bowl game. Roh has 4 but Ryan Van Bergen currently has 5.
Leading interceptor: I picked Kovacs to have 3. He only has 1. Courtney Avery and J.T. Floyd are currently tied for the lead with 2.
Breakout offensive player: I picked Jeremy Gallon. And while Gallon did break out this season (30 catches, 450 yards, 4 touchdowns), I think it's fair to say that Fitzgerald Toussaint had a bigger breakout.
Breakout defensive player: I picked Courtney Avery, who is tied for the team lead in interceptions and returned a fumble for a touchdown. So that's close. But I also mentioned Desmond Morgan in the blurb, and he earned a starting job and ranks fifth in tackles.
Most disappointing offensive player: I picked Roy Roundtree, who had over 900 yards last season but only had 18 receptions for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns this year. I can't think of anyone else who was disappointing on offense.
Most disappointing defensive player: I picked Troy Woolfolk. Woolfolk got a lot of hype prior to the season (from me included) because of his solid play in 2009, but I had a feeling that he would be just a guy this year. He's currently tied for 11th in tackles and didn't have a hand in any turnovers, so I think he probably counts as most disappointing. But he was nursing injuries for most of the season, so we didn't see the best of him, unfortunately.