That’s what this article says. It goes on: “Many fans felt ill-will about the loss blaming the administration for the lack of a good football team.
Many are saying Rutger’s President Richard McCormick spent way too much on Stadium expansion. The stadium expanison was a $102 million stadium expansion project, which has increased the stadium’s seating capacity to nearly 56,000.
Some feel that the president should have spent it on Rutger’s team.”
We’re not sure we agree with any of that but we do find it funny because now Slick McCormick and Mulcahy III are getting blamed for the inadequacies of a football team that is inadequate as vividly demonstrated by the trouncing by Fresno State.
Even homer Tom Luicci in the Ledger dissed the program:
“Teddy Dellaganna was solid in his debut as Rutgers’ punter yesterday.
There. That pretty much covers all.
Well, except for the record Rutgers set: the fastest any team has ever deflated a promising season.”
Greedy Greg Schiano gets the third highest base pay in college football, per USA Today (sort by salary) and yet he is a coach with exactly one quality win in the past year. About the only big win in recent memory has been at the bargaining table with Mulcahy III, who really oughtn’t leave house without a fool’s cap on his head.
Face it: Rutgers without Ray Rice is a very mediocre team that plays boring football.
ESPN’s Ivan Maisel has this to say: “Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano produced the sizzle, thanks to a 9-0 start in 2006. He has led the Scarlet Knights out of what had been a spectacularly unsuccessful existence….
Since that start in 2006, when Rutgers climbed to No. 7 in the polls, Schiano has been courted by Alabama, Miami and Michigan. And since that start, Rutgers’ record has been 10-8, including 1-5 against ranked teams. Those records include the 24-7 loss at home to Fresno State on Monday.”
Watch for worse. This is a team and a coach that, experts agree, will come in 7th in the 8 team Big East. And that is a $2 million man? That is a product that warrants a $100+ million stadium expansion? Investors in stadium bonds ought to ask Mulcahy III to throw in fool’s caps for them with purchase. They will need the hat when the half-empty stadium goes belly up on the repayment plan.
In the Targum, alumnus Josh Ontell (onetime class president), writes: “big time athletics has bought Rutgers a whole lot of nothing. But the real shame is that the money wasted could have been used to improve Rutgers’ infrastructure or boost its miniscule academic budget. Rutgers has half a billion dollars in deferred maintenance. Staff members are being laid off. Eight hundred course sections were cut. It seems everywhere you look Rutgers is hemorrhaging cash. But we always seem to have enough money for the football program.”
Indeed, a little music for McCormick and Mulcahy to enjoy as their season of discontent worsens.
Now laugh at Sheneman’s skewering of RU leadership in this Thursday funny.
Remind us: did McCormick and Mulcahy III say anything about turning the school into a statewide laughingstock?
With them driving this bus, here is the ride we can expect.