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RB Coach Gary Brown has left for a job with the Cleveland Browns. At least from a recruiting angle, for this spot it would help to add an assistant with good ties to Maryland/DC or Florida. Randy Trivers (ex Syracuse), Aaron Harris (Delaware), Tyree Foreman (Temple), Phil Zacharias (ex Maryland), or Desmond Robinson (ex Syracuse) make sense as far as pure speculation goes. I also like Terry Richardson, who's currently on staff at UConn.

The Maryland game is scheduled for 9/26.

Fooch talks to Coach Schiano (video)

Fred Mariani is on board as the new football director of recruiting operations. He comes to Rutgers from Iona, having served as their HC before they dropped football after last season.

Scarlet Nation looks at the CB depth chart in 2009.

Things have started looking grim for the women's basketball team. I was surprised that CVS wasn't already in the HoF. The men once again didn't bother showing up in the first half against Providence.

Tom Savage dropped out of the Big 33 all star game pitting PA against Ohio. No word yet on whether he will play in the revamped Governor's Bowl, or is solely focused on his college career from this point onward.

More accolades for De'Antwan "Rocket" Williams:

Woodbridge players were selected to six spots, more than any other area high school.

Vikings De’Antwan Williams and Austin Brown made the first team at running back and offensive tackle respectively. Williams, a Rutgers recruit, ran for an area-high 1,951 yards and 32 touchdowns, finishing his career with 6,909 yards, good for sixth all-time in the state, third among Group AAA athletes.

Greg Schiano drew the blueprint for success, and Scott Goodale made it work for Rutgers wrestling. The wrestling team had a big match with Navy on Friday, which they once again won in dramatic fashion. Time to be ranked?

Rivals projects Rutgers baseball to finish eighth in the Big East.

The Big Lead reports that the Star-Ledger and the New York Daily News are consolidating sports operations, with the News soon to get its Devils and Nets coverage from the Ledger, and the Ledger likewise with the Yankees and Mets. Weiss does what he can, but can they do something about getting more RU football coverage in the Daily News? Not many fans are going to shed any tears for the health of Advance Publications, but it's always terrible to see more downsizing.

Rutgers professor Donald McCabe has made a name for himself as a national expert on academic cheating. His latest findings are that cheating is rampant at business schools across the country.

RU's endowment has lost 20% this year, which is actually better than average.

My father sent me to old Rutgers, so I could tend to piglets.

As the Xanadu turns

State budget woes endanger the future of the New Brunswick Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey.