We’re at the point in the season where phoning-it-in Bottom 10 coaches forgo a pregame pep talk and just encourage players to rent “Rudy.”
1. Massachusetts (0-5): The Minutemen bounce back from a bye week by picking up where they left off with a 28-7 loss to Bowling Green.
2. Southern Mississippi (0-5): The Golden Eagles fell to FIU, a team that was also 0-4. On the schedule the game was listed as “if necessary.”
3. Temple (0-5): The Owls play home games at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. Thank goodness Philly fans are the most forgiving, understanding people in the world of sports.
4. Georgia State (0-5): The team many consider the worst in major college football lost to Alabama — the team many consider the best in major college football. Ah, there’s nothing like intercollegiate athletic competition.
5. Hawaii (0-5): The Rainbow Warriors lost to San Jose State 37-27. The last time these teams played (Oct. 2011), the game ended 0-0, so at least expectations weren’t all that high.
6. California (1-4): While watching the California offense, the Cal bear got bored and began hibernating six weeks early.
7. Idaho (1-5): The Vandals program is in such disrepair I’d like to see Lane Kiffin end up here.
8. Western Michigan (0-6): It has to be tough recruiting when your best sales pitch is: “Come play for the sixth or seventh best college team in the state.”
9. UAB (1-4): UAB lost to Florida Atlantic in Birmingham in a game that drew one NFL scout. Of course, he got lost looking for Auburn’s campus.
10. ESPNU: Saturday morning, many Husker fans were left scrambling after realizing they didn’t receive the network that was about to air the Husker game in, oh, about 20 minutes.
Others receiving votes: Akron, Breaking Bad finale, the end of the Iowa State-Texas game, people who didn’t care about the government shutdown until it threatened to impact college football, heckling Ole Miss players, Central Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico State.