The Daily Record editorial is one we wish we had written. Out of the gate, the lead sentence grabs you: “Why does a college football coach deserve to be treated like the emperor of a small country?”
The Record goes on to point out that, even worse, Rutgers — the state university — tried to hide at least part of the payments (over $2 million!) to coach Schiano, he of the lifetime losing record.
It’s time, time to declare Rutgers’ foray into “bigtime football” (well, in Schiano’s case, “middling time football”) over. It’s a failed experiment that now threatens to corrupt the very soul of the university’s ethics. Blow the whistle, this game is over.