Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What Constitutes "Success" for the 2009 Scarlet Knights?

At this point in 2008 the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with current NFL'ers Mike Teel, Tiquan Underwood, Jamaal Westerman, and Kenny Britt were 2-5 and looking like they could end up well below .500. As Mike Teel's interceptions magically became touchdowns, the team showed its ability to end the season with offensive records shattering in almost every game; seven straight wins erased most of the bad taste left by the five early season losses for most the the Scarlet faithful.
This year's Scarlet Knights, after losing their all-time leading passer and all-time leading receiver to the pros, and with true freshmen Tom Savage and Mohamed Sanu leading the charge, are 5-2 with five conference games to go and with both losses being to teams that are now in the top 15 of the BCS rankings. Yet some "fans" are acting as if the Knights' golden years are behind them and that this season is somehow over.
  • How do you feel the young Knights are going to come together in this second half of the 2009 season?
  • Vote in the new sidebar poll. Will the Knights have five conference wins after December 5th's game? Three? None??
  • How many victories constitutes "success" for these young Knights?
  • If the season ends with only one more victory, but that victory is against the Mountaineers, will that be enough comfort to take into the off season?
Speaking of the Mountaineers, even they have problems with their "fans."

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