Rutgers ranks #112 in the current Sagarin, neck and neck with Wofford (?). Somehow we doubt the Wofford coach is paid $2 million.
Way to go, Greedy Greg! You are well on your way to notching a spot among the nation’s most over-paid coaches and could we expect otherwise when the AD is the clueless Trenton lifer Mulcahy III, whose career has been marked by a progression of money-losers.
Incidentally, yesterday’s Star Ledger ran a column by Fran Wood that contained this: “[Rutgers’] headsets cost $83,800, by the way, and since the team by my count has 14 coaches, that’s about $6,000 per set. Sounds like they shop at the same place as the Pentagon.”
As Wood knows, this is just one of countless wretched fiscal excesses by a football program that is drowing in red ink. From unnecessary hotel stays before home games, to ridiculous headsets (has Schiano or his assistants ever said anything intelligent during a game? They always seem hopelessly out-thought), the Rutgers football program gushes money — as $500 million and more in “deferred” maintenance eats away at the university’s physical plants. Dorms and student cafeterias are distintegrating as football players wolf down lavish meals, all paid for by us, Rutgers students and NJ taxpayers. Never forget: Rutgers football has never made a dime, its losses are well up into eight figures since Schiano took over eight years ago, and all there is to show for it is a football team with a laughable ranking and a coach with a lifetime losing record.