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Philliez01 08-02-2007 04:28 PM

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Thread
 
I didn't know where to put this but knowing that I believe Jughead, Giantsfan and scottyboy are all RU fans; I thought it would fit here.

So what do you guys think of the upcoming season? I think if Teel continues to show growth as he did following the Cincy disaster last year, that this team can contend again. Losing Stephenson, Stapleton, Meekins and particularly Harris and Brian Leonard really hurt. But I trust Blas and hopefully Anthony Davis to fill the void in the OL this season.

Really big on Britt this season, I think along with Underwood and Brown that the WRs should pick up the slack left by Harris.

scottyboy 08-02-2007 04:33 PM

i LOVE THIS!!!! the OL losses will hurt, but we're pretty deep with young OL. not sure if Davis will start right away, and i really like Blas. our WR corp will be very good. Meekins hurts, but we still have Foster and RU has great TEAM D with not many stand out stars but great team guys who know how to play. the secondary will be amazing with Girault, Greene and the McCourty's. Rankart and Malast are pretty much set at LB and i hope Abreu wins out the other spot. I'm very excited about this up coming season.

Giantsfan1080 08-02-2007 04:41 PM

Great idea. Rutgers has a pretty big following on these boards which is pretty cool to see. I'm very excited with Zuttah and Sosa manning the tackle spots. I think we'll see Davis at guard by the end of the year. Since the Navy game last year I declared that Kenny Britt will be a huge threat in the Big East. Apparently he is as chiseled as ever and has looked great so far in practice and the Spring Game. I'm also excited to see Greene and the McCourty's. If anything we'll have to worry about LB a little but I think Abreu will win a spot and Renkart will be fine.

Giantsfan1080 08-02-2007 04:44 PM

Do you guys go to Rutgers or just a fan since you live in Jersey?

scottyboy 08-02-2007 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1080 (Post 543830)
Do you guys go to Rutgers or just a fan since you live in Jersey?

my dad went there and its really the ONLY school i want to go to. I just love football and with my dad going there have grown up loving them. Plus my cousin was a freshman there last year. I mean as im typing this I'm in my Keep Choppin shirt lol

Giantsfan1080 08-02-2007 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by scottyboy (Post 543835)
my dad went there and its really the ONLY school i want to go to. I just love football and with my dad going there have grown up loving them. Plus my cousin was a freshman there last year. I mean as im typing this I'm in my Keep Choppin shirt lol

Haha Good stuff. Jughead and I went to Rutgers and we live about 10-15 mins away without traffic which is nice.

Also, Rutgers got Art Forst a 4* OL from Jersey to stay home. He had offers from Florida and ND so the Jersey guys are slowly starting to stay. He's our 3rd 4 star that committed already. We're going to have a huge OL for yeras to come which is where everything starts as we all know.

scottyboy 08-02-2007 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1080 (Post 543848)
Haha Good stuff. Jughead and I went to Rutgers and we live about 10-15 mins away without traffic which is nice.

Also, Rutgers got Art Forst a 4* OL from Jersey to stay home. He had offers from Florida and ND so the Jersey guys are slowly starting to stay. He's our 3rd 4 star that committed already. We're going to have a huge OL for yeras to come which is where everything starts as we all know.

I saw that. this kinda stuff just makes me so happy. Seeing the Jersey guys WANTING to stay in Jersey to play for RU to stay at home AND win. Seems every week or so I see another recruit(local) commit for next year. they're really building this program beautifully

Giantsfan1080 08-02-2007 04:57 PM

Schiano has done an excellent job that's for sure. My first year was Schiano's first year so it's been awesome to see it grow.

Philliez01 08-02-2007 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1080 (Post 543830)
Do you guys go to Rutgers or just a fan since you live in Jersey?

I had a sister who recently graduated from RU and her boyfriend is currently going to RU-Camden. Others in the family have been there too and I am hoping to go there on XC but got to be realistic.

This is what makes RU's future exciting. Davis was just, hopefully, the tip of the iceberg. Seeing major recruits, that could be considered 5* by some staying in the area. I'm wondering if RU can get a major offensive player soon.

Giantsfan1080 08-02-2007 05:37 PM

Hopefully D.C. Jefferson is that guy.

Giantsfan1080 08-03-2007 12:24 PM

Rutgers opens camp today and they are ranked 16th in the USA Today poll. Not a suprise there.

Turtlepower 08-03-2007 12:38 PM

So, do you guys think Rice will stay four years or is this his last year?

scottyboy 08-03-2007 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Turtlepower (Post 545025)
So, do you guys think Rice will stay four years or is this his last year?

He'll stay and finish out his whole career. I remember reading something that the majority of Schiano recruits signed something saying they'd play out their whole career at Rutgers. Rice isnt the kind of guy i see leaving early either.

Beans 08-03-2007 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1080 (Post 543830)
Do you guys go to Rutgers or just a fan since you live in Jersey?

I've never had a favorite college football team, so I chose Rutgers once they stopped sucking.

Philliez01 08-03-2007 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by BeansDooma (Post 545056)
I've never had a favorite college football team, so I chose Rutgers once they stopped sucking.

Ah man, you were lucky to not go through the Cubit days and the early Hart ones.

I don't think Ray Rice is as special as a pro prospect as he is a college RB; he's almost like a Tony Hunt. There is no real reason for him to go pro but I don't think he does anyway. Courtney Greene on the other hand....

Giantsfan1080 08-03-2007 02:20 PM

NFL wise Greene has the most potential on the team. I really think Kenny Britt is going to be huge this year and will make himself a high pick as well in the future.

Jughead10 08-03-2007 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by scottyboy (Post 545050)
He'll stay and finish out his whole career. I remember reading something that the majority of Schiano recruits signed something saying they'd play out their whole career at Rutgers. Rice isnt the kind of guy i see leaving early either.

Rice also has had a ton of carries in two years. After this a full year of carries this season he may just decide to come out. A lot of coaches think RBs just have a certain amount of carries in their body. They will almost look at it as a negative if Rice carried the load for almost 4 full seasons of college football.

scottyboy 08-03-2007 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jughead10 (Post 545183)
Rice also has had a ton of carries in two years. After this a full year of carries this season he may just decide to come out. A lot of coaches think RBs just have a certain amount of carries in their body. They will almost look at it as a negative if Rice carried the load for almost 4 full seasons of college football.

true, but you this will be his 1st full year of being the focal point on O. His freshman year was nice, but Leonard was the main guy running and recieving out of the backfield. Last year was a transition to Rice who became our guy on O, but Leonard still had a fair amount of carries.(not enough IMO) This year, Corcoran isnt much of a ground threat and Young mainly recieves out of the backfield. Compared to other RB's, Rice hasnt had AS much of a beating to his body. but i understand your point with NFL scouts and worry on his body etc.

Philliez01 08-03-2007 07:54 PM

Well it's not exactly the carries amount but remember, Rice isn't a burner and he isn't exaclty built like Greg Jones. He looks for contact, which is admirable, but could take a toll on his body sooner rather than later.

scottyboy 08-03-2007 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Philliez01 (Post 545576)
Well it's not exactly the carries amount but remember, Rice isn't a burner and he isn't exaclty built like Greg Jones. He looks for contact, which is admirable, but could take a toll on his body sooner rather than later.

his big pluses in the NFL are his leadership, willing to play, great character, and great break away speed when he hits the corner. he's isnt a powe back, and not a total speed burner, but he just some how finds ways to be an outstanding rusher

scottyboy 08-11-2007 05:42 PM

there are quite a few battles to be won before the season starts. Who's gonna be stephenson's replacement? highly touted frosh Davis, or someone else? can anyone step in and play with the level of intensity that Meekins did along side All american Foster?(i hope its the Hardison from Freehold) can westerman keep putting pressure on QB's? there are a couple guys who could be the other bookend, i personnally like Chenry Lewis. also, who's gonna start at LB? will Abreu(pronounce abroo oddly enough). get a shot there? what do you guys think?

also, who do you guys feel will replace Harris? my money's on Brock, but there are quite a few choices.

scottyboy 08-19-2007 11:27 AM

Tim Brown broke his hand yesterday in a scrimmage. Not cool. He'll be out 4-6 weeks. He's our speedster who stretches the D. this hurts our depth at WR, and means Dennis Campbell is gonna have to step up along side Britt and Underwood.

also, TE and MLB are still open and our biggest holes...

Giantsfan1080 08-19-2007 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by scottyboy (Post 566826)
Tim Brown broke his hand yesterday in a scrimmage. Not cool. He'll be out 4-6 weeks. He's our speedster who stretches the D. this hurts our depth at WR, and means Dennis Campbell is gonna have to step up along side Britt and Underwood.

also, TE and MLB are still open and our biggest holes...

That's bad news. Everyone was pretty high on him after the Texas Bowl. I think Renkart is hurt so how long is he going to be out untill?

Giantsfan1080 08-23-2007 11:56 PM

I think the Brown injury was a rumor as I've never seen anything official. Also, one week untill opening day!!

scottyboy 08-24-2007 04:06 PM

gf1080. it's been all in the star ledger. he should return for maryland. and YESSSSS cant wait till next week. should be a buffalo beatdown!!!


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