Watson Brown knew the schedule his team would face this season was tough. But just how tough is Tennessee Tech’s 2010 slate, which began on the road at Number 17 Arkansas followed by a trip to Number 4 TCU in the first two weeks? Tougher than Tennessee. Tougher than Georgia. Tougher than Virginia Tech. Tougher than…everybody. According to the Sagarin college football rankings, a computerized listing of all 245 NCAA Division I teams, both FBS and FCS, the Golden Eagle schedule ranks No. 1 nationally as the most difficult.
“I’m not surprised,” Brown said. “Those first two games would test any football team, and we have some really good teams ahead of us. The important thing right now is to just look ahead to the next game and try not to get caught up in those kinds of numbers. The season really begins right now for our team, with our game at Southeast Missouri. They are an awfully good football team, they haven’t played at home yet so they’ll have a big crowd, and we better just be ready to go play.”