Hey, not such a bad year for my rock-paper-scissors college football predictions

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.

 

Miami head coach Al Golden leaves the field after a 36-33 win in overtime against Nebraska at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Former Miami head coach Al Golden leaves the field after a 36-33 win in overtime against Nebraska on Sept. 19, 2015. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

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.

[I’ll say the Hurricanes finally win the Coastal, but then again I’m an idiot]