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June 21, 2010
Monday with Mike: Good players, bad teams
Rivals.com has started its 1-120 countdown, and while putting together the text for the countdown, it has been hard not to notice that some bad teams have some good players.
In that vein, here's a preseason All-Losers team. That's not meant as a slight to the players, not at all. Rather, the name comes about because these good players toil for teams that -- in my opinion, at least -- definitely are going to finish with losing records this season.
It was easy to find good players at each position except quarterback. That shouldn't be a surprise. For the most part, bad teams have bad quarterbacks.
Here's a look at the All-Losers team.
QB Austen Arnaud, Iowa State
RB Da'Rel Scott, Maryland
RB Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
WR Tandon Doss, Indiana
WR T.Y. Hilton, Florida International
TE Jeffrey Anderson, UAB
T Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
G Dominik Riley, Memphis
E Josh McNary, Army
T Elliott Henigan, UAB
T Dontari Poe, Memphis
E Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
LB Mario Harvey, Marshall
LB Derrell Smith, Syracuse
LB Alex Wujciak, Maryland
CB Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
CB Davon House, New Mexico State
FS Brian Lainhart, Kent State
SS Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt
K Ian McGarvey, Ball State
P Reid Forrest, Washington State
KR Warren Norman, Vanderbilt
PR Phillip Livas, Louisiana Tech
Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.