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More on McNulty and AD search

The mystery man finally speaks

Calling it a "unique opportunity," McNulty is leaving the Scarlet Knights after five years to become the wide receivers coach with the Arizona Cardinals.
"This (decision) didn’t have anything to do with Rutgers," McNulty said in a telephone interview from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. "I was happy at Rutgers. I wasn’t out soliciting for a job."

Actually, it was the Cardinals who called McNulty to see if he might be interested in joining their staff.

The link has more details as to how exactly the move transpired.

Meanwhile, according to Rick Malwitz, the athletic director search committee may be making progress.

The list of candidates to replace Mulcahy is impressive, and a replacement may be announced as early as next week.

Rehashing these battles makes little sense at this point, but that piece is full of salacious details, such as that

Mulcahy had to pay a scalper to get courtside seats at a recent basketball game, and he lost his parking privilege at the Rutgers Athletic Center. He was told to not enter the media room at the RAC. It was an awkward moment when basketball coach Fred Hill told Mulcahy he was not allowed in the locker room.

There's nothing patently offensive about the men's BB team losing to Villanova. The effort was there, which it hasn't been at other points. Is Jonathan Mitchell going to help next season?

It's been a rough year, but a win over Providence means that the bubble hasn't popped yet for the Rutgers women's basketball team.

The recent track record for freshman starting QBs isn't very good.

Maybe this is a generalization.

Hofstra is one of many Division I programs holding pro days, where NFL draft hopefuls get a chance to strut their stuff in a less stressful environment. The supervised workout in Long Island will be for selected Hofstra players as well as a few other area players from schools such as Rutgers and Army.

Kenny Britt and Courtney Greene to Appear at Rutgers Football Spectacular Show - they'll be joining Teel, Malast, McCourty, and Stapes. has a nice breakdown from Mike Mayock of each specific workout drill. Receivers arrived in Indianapolis yesterday and had to submit to medical tests and interview with teams. DBs are two days behind the WRs. Receivers talk to the media today, and work out Sunday.

Feb. 19-22 Day 2 Arrivals: Group 4 (QB, WR), Group 5 (QB, WR), Group 6 (RB)
Thursday Travel, Registration, Pre-exam & X-ray, Orientation, Interviews
Friday Measurements, Exams, Media, Psych Tests, Interviews
Saturday NFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, Interviews
Sunday Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure

Todd McShay no longer claims that Kenny Britt is a "Prima donna". Rather, it's now that Britt has "questionable work habits".

Yesterday, Aditi linked to an article by TSN's Matt Hayes looking at the predictive value of recruiting rankings. A couple thoughts:
1. Rankings qua rankings aren't worth the importance that they're given. Recruiting is important, but what matters is for a staff to land most of the players that they target. Rankings do have a positive correlation to winning, but they're one of many contributing factors there.
2. Every win is not created equal.
3. Every player that verbals to a team in a BCS conference is automatically given two stars. UConn signing and developing players that no one else has ever heard of should be quantified somehow.
4. The only way to properly do a study like this would be through regression analysis.
5. I had not noticed that Penn State fans inundated Aditi's blog with angry comments following an offhand comment from Tom Lemming.

Wrestling lost to Drexel? Looks like a couple key players were injured.

Rutgers baseball looks to bounce back from a rough 2008. Starting their yearly road trip against Miami won't be easy.

Construction on the New Brunswick Gateway project is still on track to start in the spring.