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Ready for the Big Ten? Rutgers isn't even ready for the American Athletic Conference
Posted 11/16/2013 3:49:00 PM

     Mark it down.  Saturday, November 16th, 2013 is the day that Rutgers football officially announced to the college world that it's a long way away from being ready for the Big Ten next year.  In fact, the Scarlet Knights aren't even ready for their only season in the American Athletic Conference.  RU was completely embarrassed by Cincinnati 52-17 in an AAC home loss...just three weeks after an equally inept performance in a 49-14 home defeat to Houston...just two weeks after barely getting past a bad Temple team in a 23-20 last-minute home win.  So, in the just-concluded three-game league homestand, Rutgers went 1-2 and was outscored 54-121 by three teams that aren't in the AP Top 25, totally showing that the Scarlet Knights are nowhere near being ready to step up into the much-tougher Big Ten.  AND it shows that second-year head coach Kyle Flood and his staff may not be ready to lead the program to the next level.  Despite a Big East co-championship last year, Flood and Company fell apart at the end of the season and are doing the same thing this year, even earlier.  The entire Rutgers program has three games left this season to prove me wrong.  I don't care about getting eligible for another mid-level bowl game.  I care about the Scarlet Knights showing everyone that they are ready to compete in the Big Ten.

Posted By: Bruce Johnson's Blog  

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  1. Peter from Cliffwood Beach posted on 11/16/2013 06:51 PM
    Well, at least Federico got the last-minute field goal.
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