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National Game of Disinterest (Week 8)

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As a general rule, college football is better than anything that is not college football, but not all college football is created equal.

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This is the only image search result on SBNation for "disinterest." OK.
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Having picked both our SEC Game of Interest and our National Game of Interest against the spread, it's time to identify this week's National Game of DISInterest. This is a game so utterly devoid of any redeeming qualities that you'd probably skip it even if they played it in May when no other football is available. This week that game is Cincinnati at SMU.

These teams are terrible. The Mustangs are dead last in the country in scoring defense and scoring offense and haven't won a game yet. They're so bad that their head coach decided to resign after two games rather than collect a paycheck to watch them from the sidelines. Cincinnati is on a 3-game losing skid and is allowing more than 40 points per game.

And let's not forget that Cincinnati is coached by the despicable Tommy Tuberville. We all think of Bobby Petrino as the gold standard of slimy coaches, but Tommy Boy is no slouch. Take it away, Wikipedia:

While at Mississippi Tuberville made the statement, "They’ll have to carry me out of here in a pine box," in reference to not leaving to coach at another school. Two days after he made that statement, it was announced that he was departing for Auburn.
Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt revealed that Tuberville had assured him that he was committed to Texas Tech, however Tuberville then left for Cincinnati the very next day. Additionally, Tuberville reportedly left two potential Texas Tech recruits at a restaurant for a dinner he had invited them to. He left the restaurant and did not return after receiving a phone call that revealed he got the job at Cincinnati.
You stay classy, Tuberville.

If you can think of a game less worthy of your time and attention, let us know in the comments.

Go Dawgs!