Malcolm Bush, a Hackensack football star, has apparently withdrawn his “verbal” to Rutgers and has re-opened the recruitment process, per the Rivals website. That makes four and counting who have jumped off the Schiano Steamer. High school kids, apparently, are loads smarter than boosters, at least some of whom still operate under the delusion that there is a program and a plan under the Three Stooges of Piscataway.
Meantime, the Gannett central Jersey papers weigh in with an editorial titled, Rutgers’ plan: Spend more on administration. It starts out as an attack on the newly created $200k administration position filled by Dicky Costello (manager in charge of cleaning up Mulcahy III’s messes)…but then this editorial takes a very broad swipe at what passes for direction at Rutgers: “School leaders are behaving as if the only problems here could be found in accounting practices or oversight. But there are other issues. Why the secrecy about the Schiano contract provisions? Why the urgency for a $100 million stadium expansion already proving difficult to pay for, an expansion that would be only a couple of bad seasons away from being pointless? Why place such importance on the football program at all?”
Why indeed? We have been asking the very same questions and there are no answers, not from this Rutgers administration. And that is why we need a new administratration.