USA TODAY Names College Football’s Most “Miserable” Fan Base After Week 1

first_imgA general view of Tennessee's football field.KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 10: A general view of Neyland Stadium during the kickoff of the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs on October 10, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)After a full slate of games on Saturday, about half of the fans in college football probably believe the sky is falling. Some teams lost via upsets or blown leads, while others feel that their win just didn’t bode well for the season ahead.But there is one fan base that stands out as the most miserable fan base in college football right now.USA Today released their “Misery Index” for Week 1 of the college football season. They identified Tennessee as having the most miserable fan base right now.The Vols reached a new low on Saturday as they were upset at home by Sun Belt minnow Georgia State. They lost 30-38 to a Georgia State that has only one winning season in the past eight years and went 2-10 last year. Tennessee won their previous meeting against Georgia State in 2012, winning that game 51-13.“With all due respect to Georgia State… it is impossible for a program like Tennessee to lose that game unless something is seriously screwed up internally…”“The aftershocks of a loss as cataclysmic as Georgia State will linger for awhile… All we really know at the moment is that the Vols are back in an all-too-familiar position: At No. 1 in the Misery Index, a weekly measurement of knee-jerk reactions based on what each fan base just watched.”Tennessee fans were particularly brutal on Twitter, especially since it took nearly a day for the team’s account to resume Tweeting after the loss.Though Tennessee was far from the only Power Five school to lose to a Group of Five school, they were one of only two to lose at home. Florida State was the other, as the Seminoles were defeated at home to Boise State.Additionally, the 38 points the Vols defense surrendered were also the most by any SEC team.Second-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt was already on thin ice heading into the season. If they can’t win convincingly against BYU and/or Chattanooga, who know if he’ll even last the season.last_img

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