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Biggest Surprises and Biggest Bust Of 2009

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 27:  Drew Davis #79 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 27, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Will NorwoodContributor IJanuary 4, 2010

Now that 2009 has come to a close lets take a look back at the biggest surprises and biggest busts of 2009.

1. Surprise: TCU

TCU played excellent football this season. They have a good thing going and really should consider joining a BCS conference.

2. Bust: Ole Miss

Jevan Snead was less than spectacular all season. Had it not been for Mcluster they probably would not have survived OK State.

3. Surprise: Alabama's Offensive Line

These young men were a question mark coming into the 2009 season. Boy did they do a great job helping take UA to Pasadena and helping Mark Ingram bring the Heisman to Tuscaloosa for the first time. They played well with only two returning starters.

4. Bust: USC

Much hyped in preseason, but just didn't deliver.

5. Surprise: Ohio State beating Oregon

Ohio State leaves the Rose Bowl with a victory for the Big Ten.

6. Bust: LSU

Wasted talent. Moron for a coach.

7. Surprise: Toby Gerhart

Awesome running back for Stanford finished second in Heisman race. He may not seemed to be a surprise to some, but I don't keep up with the PAC-10 that well.


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