The Five Biggest College Football Disappointments of the 2014 Season

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Oct 18, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Cam McDaniel (33) loses his helmet after being hit by Florida State Seminoles linebacker Reggie Northrup (5) and linebacker Terrance Smith (24) in the third quarter at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

As the 2014 regular season wraps up with conference championships, The Blitz has taken a look back at the college football disappointments of the season. ‘The Underachievers’ and the ‘Never Was’, as well as the ‘You Had Your Chances.’

We always have these in college football, and this year the list includes two teams who are traditional powers and two other teams who have been red hot in recent years.

There is one team from the Big 12, another from the Pac-12, another from the SEC, and a disappointment in relation to the ACC. But more on that in a minute.

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We obviously had pleasant surprises this year, including TCU’s turnaround, Ohio State’s ability to get to 12-1 going down to a third string quarterback, and Mississippi State’s remarkable season.

But these disappointments were a mix of coaching, under-performers, and in some cases just a perfect storm of absolutely terrible luck.

Here are the five biggest college football disappointments of the 2014 season.

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