At times, it can be hard being a college football fan. Programs, just like professional sports franchises, go through their ups and downs in both recruiting and on-field success. Fans often have to endure a number of disappointing campaigns in a row – even if they root for an all-time great football school. Things like coaching changes, NCAA violations and poorly-timed losses can set a program back for years.
For some supporters, it’s been a frustrating 21st century. A number of programs that were once national powers have fallen back to the middle of the pack – or worse. We’ve gone through and picked out the seven most disappointing of the time frame. Remember, this isn’t just a list of bad teams – there are plenty of those. To truly have a disappointed fan base, there have to be at least semi-high expectations.