Fooch from MSG.com is reporting that backup DB Robenson Alexis is transferring. He is following the pipeline to Rhode Island with former RU assistant Darren Rizzi.
I'm not sure how much credence to give this: a poster on Rivals (scroll down), offers one plausible account of RU's football scheduling woes. Namely, that while Greg Schiano wants to play a home and home with "name" teams (read: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, or Notre Dame), he doesn't want to schedule mid-level ACC and Big Ten teams for recruiting purposes. There are reasons to not believe this (namely, that RU has scheduled games with MSU, Illinois, UNC, and Maryland recently), but it does fit in other ways.
Several Big Ten teams do want to get more a recruiting foothold in this area. It's also true that many big name schools (the ones listed above, and from the SEC and Big XII) would love to schedule RU at their stadiums, but do not want to give us a return game). The evidence is mixed, but if this rumor is true, it is very unfortunate. I think Rutgers needs to be regularly playing mid-level Big Ten and ACC teams in home and home arrangements. (BTW, I know a couple Wisconsin fans who will pull their hair out at the notion that we don't consider them a threat anymore, even though it is true.) This pool of opponents that fit the supposed criteria is unacceptably small.
Rutgers student manager Andrew Sidebottom published his account of the bowl trip to Birmingham in a local newspaper.
Good work so far, Courtney.
Rutgers safety Courtney Greene had a solid day of practice and really looked like a player who plays with great confidence out there.
Does anyone know why Tiquan Underwood isn't listed on the official roster for the Texas vs. the Nation game?
Tres Moses is doing alright.
The Florence Phantoms are proud to announce the resigning of 2008 AIFA All Star Tres Moses. Tres Moses 5'9 190 out of Rutgers University returns to Florence after an impressive rookie campaign. Tres last year had 40 catches for 684 yards and 15 touchdowns.
"Tres was a key factor to what we do offensively he runs great routes,blocks well and gives us some ability in the return game" said VP of Operations Bennie King.
Tres came to Florence last year after a record setting collegiate career.Tres left Rutgers as the all time leading receiver in school history and the second leading receiver in Big East history. Tres has spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and Montréal Alouettes of the CFL.
By the final FootballOutsiders.com Fremeau Efficiency Ratings, Rutgers was the 20th best team in 2008. The Big East fared well as a whole, with Pitt, WVU, and Cincy all in the top 25 as well.
Doug Graber is back in college football, as an assistant to his former RU OC Stan Parrish at Ball State.
Vidal Hazelton decided to transfer to Cincinnati.