Originally Posted by SlickBri481
Wow lot of Rutgers hate from fans of a conference that is having an atrocious year, has several programs on probation (and one PSU that has disgraced itself), and has been the SEC's whipping boy for a while.
Rutgers has been an up and coming football program for a while and is better academically than probably all but Northwestern and Michigan. Ohio State doesn't even require you to read above a 3rd grade level to be admitted.
Our recruiting class last year also would have ranked 4th among Big 10 schools. It will only get better with the Big 10 name attached. Forget the choke last night, yeah it was bad, but it was also to a good team with a top 5 QB in the country. Rutgers football will make its mark in the Big 10. Honestly, I'd be far more concerned about the ability to compete if we moved to the Big 12 or SEC. Big 10 hasn't scared anybody nationally in forever.
I'm not sure whether to take this post seriously or not. I have nothing against Rutgers, but you are giving them a bit too much credit both academically and in football. Rutgers was an up and coming program in 2006, you can't be up and coming program for 6 years. Rutgers is a 6-9 win Big East program, that can occassionally have better or worse seasons. Will the stay in that range in the Big 10? Who knows, I have my doubts they will be winning 8 and 9 games on a regular basis though.
As far as academically, Rutgers ranks right in with a handful of Big Ten Schools, and below another handful, certainly not just NW and Michigan.