We’ve reached the midway point of the regular season with 11 Division I football teams still undefeated. That includes three teams in the Group of 5 — Central Florida, South Florida and Cincinnati — plus independent Notre Dame.
The seven Power 5 undefeated team includes some usual suspects — Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Clemson — plus West Virginia, North Carolina State and Colorado.
But what about the teams on the other end of the spectrum? There are four teams that have not won a game. You wouldn’t be shocked to learn that UTEP and San Jose State are two of those teams. But what about UCLA and Nebraska?
Both have new, high-priced and famous coaches. But neither has won.
UCLA came within seven points of top-10 Washington last week, but Chip Kelly is still looking for his first win.
It’s much worse at Nebraska, where Cornhusker legend Scott Frost has lost his first five games, including a home game against Troy.
UCLA will be an underdog in all of its remaining games. Nebraska should at least beat Bethune-Cookman and have a shot against Illinois.
Fans needs to be patient with a new coach. But winless this far into the season? Both of these programs need to Tighten Up.
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For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Tighten Up.