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100 Days Until Rutgers Football Season Begins

Here is our list of 100 things we hope for next season.

NCAA Football: Indiana at Rutgers Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

There are 100 days left until the 2017 Rutgers football season officially kicks off at home against nationally ranked Washington. Head coach Chris Ash tweeted out the below video this morning to signal the occasion.

With the unofficial start of summer coming this weekend with Memorial Day, there is still a long, hot wait for fans before the season begins. Below is my almost list of top 100 things I’m wishing/hoping/looking forward to next season. I’m sorry to disappoint by not listing all 100, but hopefully you get the idea. Without further ado......drum roll please:

Top 100 Things To Look Forward To Next Season

100) Noon kickoffs at home

99) Tailgating outside of a subway near Yankee Stadium

97) New punter Ryan Anderson pinning the opposition deep in own territory

95) Never playing an FCS opponent after this year

93) Tailgating

89) The new Adidas uniforms

86) Watching the band perform under new director Todd Nichols.

82) Seeing proud Rutgers alums

79) Watching the potential of the secondary develop

77) Passionate R-U chants in the stadium

74) Analyzing Chris Ash’s new Adidas pullover

72) The celebration from Sebastian Joseph after a big defensive stop

68) Vince Okruch soundbites

64) Tailgating

61) Homecoming

58) The Scarlet Walk

55) Reading about top recruits at every home game

51) Tailgating

48) Proving Big Ten fan bases wrong

44) Knowing there are 3 potential reliable QB’s on the roster

41) The leadership of Damon Mitchell

37) The speed of Jawuan Harris

34) Watching the cannon crew get busy

32) Tariq Cole becoming a star

30) Watching Jay Niemann celebrate/show emotion (not likely)

28) AJ Blazek mic’d up

26) The debut of Bo Melton

24) Witnessing the full recovery and comeback of Ahmir Mitchell

21) Kemoko Turay realizing his potential

18) Proving the national media wrong

15) Writing the headline “Rutgers going Bolin” (We can dream)

12) Singing the alma mater

11) Still having hope in late October

10) A packed stadium in scarlet

9) Better Special Teams play

8) Josh Hicks & Robert Martin running in Jerry Kill’s offense

7) The defense holding their own

6) Seeing the development of Chris Ash as a head coach

5) Watching the offense under Jerry Kill

4) The return of Janarion Grant

3) Seeing improvement & development of the roster

2) Beating a Big Ten team

1) Improving the win total from last season

What do you think of the list? What did I miss? What are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments.