Southern Miss hasn't had a losing football season since 1993. The Golden Eagles haven't missed the postseason since 2001.
Both streaks are crashing to an end during a dismal season.
Southern Miss (0-10, 0-6 Conference USA) is the only remaining team in the Football Bowl Subdivision that hasn't won a game. The latest setback was a 34-6 loss on Saturday to SMU, a team the Golden Eagles had beaten three straight times coming into this season.
The nightmare continues for first-year coach Ellis Johnson, who has had to deal with a rash of injuries, a difficult schedule and an increasingly angry fan base that is used to winning on a regular basis.
As the losses have piled high, the 60-year-old Johnson has usually remained stoic on the sidelines. But the veteran defensive coach, who has spent time as an assistant at Alabama, Clemson, Mississippi State and South Carolina, hasn't been able to pull the Golden Eagles out of their tailspin.
He says there's plenty of frustration, but no pani...