Saturday, December 29, 2012

One quote sums up Rutgers' loss in last night's Orlando Bowl

“Gary is our starting quarterback. He is the guy that has earned the job and earned the right to be in the game, and certainly nothing I saw from him made me feel like I should make any change.” -- Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood on Quarterback Gary Nova
Was Kyle Flood watching a different game? Gary Nova looked scared, was throwing off his back foot all night, and should have thrown six interceptions rather than one -- if the Virginia Tech defensive backs had any hands.

Wasn't Kyle Flood on the sideline during last year's Pinstripe Bowl during which Greg Schiano's switch to Chas Dodd helped lead to a victory over Iowa State? (I would have loved to have heard Greg Schiano's thoughts as he watched from his box in the Citrus Bowl last night.)

I feel very sorry for a defense full of seniors who played a brilliant game against Virginia Tech, scoring a touchdown, holding the Hokies scoreless for three quarters (until a Nova interception set up the first score in the fourth), and keeping them out of the endzone in OT when the Hokies had a first down at the three. Khaseem Greene and crew are a great defense who deserved just a little bit of support on the other side of the ball.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's officially "The Orlando Bowl" in the BeatVisitor dot com style guide

I'm under no contractual obligation to mention the corporate sponsors of bowl games (or the people putting their corporate name on Rutgers Stadium), so in all future posts about Friday's game, I will use the words "Orlando Bowl" or "The Orlando Bowl", because to call this Friday's game against Virginia Tech the Blockbuster-CarQuest-MicronPC-VisitFlorida-Mazda-ChampsSports-RussellAthletic Bowl is simply too depressing.

Thank God we played in the St. Petersburg Bowl before Mr. Beef O'Brady got his hands on it.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Keep Calm and Chop Virginia Tech

Here it is, the last poster of the 2012 Rutgers football season in honor of the Scarlet Knights' bowl game in Orlando against the Virginia Tech Hokies on December 28th:
You can get an original image at