Thursday, December 01, 2011

Blogger Roundtable......Fins

1) What was the best thing you saw from your team and can they maintain that next season? 

I thought BG made progress on two of the three most glaring 2010 weaknesses...namely, the defense was improved (from 10th to 7th in MAC in scoring and from 10th to 8th in yards per play).  Certainly this is modest improvement and not where we want to be, but the defense was better and with most of the players coming back, should improve even more next season.

 2) What was the worst thing you saw from your team and can they correct that this season? 

The team's turnovers were just deadly, especially as the conference as a whole cut down on turnovers.  BG was among the worst teams in FBS in turnovers during the year.  The offense has issues...the line is still a work in progress, for example...but without the turnovers, they are probably good enough for the team to go .500.  Can it be corrected?  You'd hope.

 3) Where did your season line up with expectations? 

In my pre-season post, I picked BG to go 5-7 with a win over Temple, and that's what happened.  Probably my best lucky guess ever.

 4) MACC predictions and all the number of Bowls the conference gets.

I think this has the potential to be one of the better MACC.  I like NIU slightly, but no outcome would surprise me.

Six bowl eligible teams, five make it.

NIU goes to Mobile.
I like UT in Detroit, just for proximity but OU would travel there too.
Other one goes to Boise for Potato Day.
WMU looks to be headed to NM
and...Temple appears to be going somewhere.  No idea.

 5) Final rankings

  1. NIU
  2. UT
  3. OU
  4. Temple
  5. Ball State
  6. WMU
  7. EMU
  8. KSU
  9. BGSU
  10. Miami
  11. Buffalo
  12. CMU
  13. Akron

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