Golden Nuggets: Did Riley Regress This Season?

JO has begun to post his season reviews of each position.  I noticed an odd statement in his review of Kevin Riley:

Quarterback play was adequate at times, rarely above average and too many times not very good at all this season. Fifth-year senior Kevin Riley, expected to parlay all of his experience into his best season yet, regressed from his junior season. He had a few good games statistically, but never could establish consistency at a high level.

Riley’s best game arguably came during Cal’s 52-31 loss at Nevada. He completed 23 of 37 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns, but much of that was negated when he threw a devastating interception that was turned into a touchdown when it appeared the Bears were seizing the momentum of the game.

Riley didn’t have any 300-yard passing games and failed to break the 200-yard barried four times. His season then ended prematurely when he suffered a knee and calf injury early on against Oregon State, the Bears’ eighth game of the year.

I can't seem to find any evidence that 2009 Riley was better than 2010 Riley...in any category.  Does anyone want to defend JO and make the case that Riley regressed this season?

After the jump Ted Miller reviews the season, Mike Mohamed heads to NY for the Campbell (formerly Draddy) Award ceremony, and several Cal players earn spots on the All-Pac-10 team.

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