All right, so your so-called expert with his very own blog laid a pretty big egg with his prediction for the Miami Dolphins. I had them winning 10 games this season and instead they’re at 10 losses and counting.
Looking back on my college picks, though, tempers the humiliation a bit.
Not perfect, by any stretch, but passable.
I had the Miami Hurricanes finishing 9-5 with a loss in the ACC championship game. Wishful thinking, but not totally wacky. UM ended up 8-5 without the trip to Charlotte.
My prediction for Florida State was 10-3. If the Seminoles are upset by Houston in the Peach Bowl, that pick will be right on the money. If they win as expected, it’s 11-2 for a final record. Either way, I had them beating Miami and Florida and losing to Clemson. Not exactly Nostradamus, but not a total numbskull either.
Florida fooled me the worst. The Gators are 10-3 under first-year coach Jim McElwain. Ten wins and an SEC East title, that’s more than anyone saw coming. My preseason pick was 8-5 and to be honest that felt a little generous.
As long as we’re throwing stuff against the wall, I’ll say Florida flubs another one against Michigan in the Citrus Bowl to finish 10-4, good buddy.
Anyway, here’s the link to my prediction blog of Sept. 4, with the original headline to prove how much of a guessing game this really is.