Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Quote of the Day about Rutgers Football and the good news from yesterday's game

"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." -- Horace

Imagine for a second that yesterday's game between the Scarlet Knights and the Bearcats had still been lost by Rutgers, but in an entirely different way. Imagine that the final score, rather than being 47-15, had been a more respectable 21-17 and that Dom Natale, though not playing a perfect game, had not capped his first half with a third interception. Imagine that he had played just well enough to keep himself in the game and to keep the talents of Tom Savage lying dormant on the sideline with his headphones and clipboard rather than on the field with a helmet and football. Yesterday's adversity (and in the long run a loss is a loss whether it's by four points or forty) then would not have given us a clear solution to our quarterback question. We would still be pondering the Tom Savage / Dom Natale conundrum today rather than knowing that we have our quarterback for the next four years. Next Saturday he'll have his first start, the Scarlet Knights will have their first victory, and 2009's football team will finally start to gel (just one game too late).

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