Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights B1G East
Head Coach: Kyle Flood 3rd Year
Last Yearâ€™s Record: 6-7 7th place B1G East
Key Assistant: Ralph Friedgen OC
Trending: Down! Rutgers is not an athletic school. It doesnâ€™t mean that there havenâ€™t been pockets of success at times, but how depressing must it be to know that you are in a conference that didnâ€™t want you, just the potential TV markets you bring. How bad is it at Rutgers from an athletic standpoint? I spent time on campus earlier this year and asked 25 students what conference Rutgers would now be competing in. Eight knew it was the B1G. Yes, EIGHT!
Flood has hemorrhaged coordinators and that causes instability among the players. There will not be a fourth year if the team struggles to be respectable this year and the level of competition takes a stratospheric rise this season.
At Washington: Loss
Penn State: Loss
At Navy: Win
At Ohio State: Loss
At Nebraska: Loss
At Michigan State: Loss
At Maryland: Loss
Final thoughts: There is strong sentiment in Jersey among some of the powerful that Coach Flood could be let go at the end of this year and a strong push made for MSU DC Pat Narduzzi. That sentiment alone should make Spartan fans hope that they Knights find a way to get bowl eligible.