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Mike, if the Rutgers fans are that ignorant don’t give them the real facts, because then they’ll know what to prepare for, lol (as if their coaches don’t already know Temple’s real deal). In my last post I predicted a season start date within a month of what’s normal. If I’m right maybe Rutgers will be our first game – if played on the same dates they are scheduled for now. Really want to see us beat them even if it’s close – Schiano will make them better.
I think Fran Brown and Greg Schiano know Temple is the real deal. Judging from 99 percent of their fans, I know they do not.
PS: Of course, Carey has a way of beating B10 teams and Rutgers has a long uphill climb to improve from their dismal recent past.
PS: Of course Carey has a way of beating B10 teams and Rutgers has a long uphill climb to improve on their recent dismal performance.
It’s a much longer climb than a year. The best even Al Golden could go was 1-11, 5-7, 9-3, 8-4.
Don’t poke the bear. Rutgers was ranked 65th in 2020 and may have a top ten class this season. That coupled with a top notch coach will quickly have them better than TU. Rutgers spanked TU with Schiano at the helm. Sorry to say it but a Rutgers will soon be a ranked team again. https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/04/02/rutgers-football-inching-closer-to-top-10-recruiting-class/
I will say they would be competitive with Temple more likely in two years, than one year.
It will be a nice day, large crowd, good game, and hopefully a Temple win. Top 10 recruiting class? That raises a Scarlet Flag.
Temple’s guys always play their best when they have a chip on their shoulder. Best hope is the team gets fired up for a border war considering they lead a strange life in a far-flung conference.
More than that, our Jersey guys will definitely see familiar faces on the Rutgers side and just might have a few old points to prove.
odds of having a football season are getting better with today’s news that TU is planning to have on campus classes.
Starting when? As much as I’d love to watch games sooner than later, can’t say I agree with this decision since there’s a strong probability of a fall “second wave” of the virus which nobody seems to be talking about anymore.
Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft takes same post at Boston College
Later Dude. Now let’s get someone who interviews and says: “I’m dropping games with Wagner, Lafayette, Rhode Island. My vision is not having Temple play those schools.”
Now the most important question is can the damage created by Kraft possibly be undone?
As far as football, yes. Game contracts can be bought out. Carey is a guy who has an 8-4 ceiling and a 6-6 floor. Don’t see him ever losing at Temple. If we want a ceiling guy, we’ll have to wait for Al to come back or take a chance on Gabe.
I spent some time over in New Brunswick working under coach Ash after I graduated from TU.
Two things are for certain…
1. The players ash recruited & coached have absolutely no chance defeating a temple team from any of the last 5 years.
2. Those days are over. Schiano has come in and breathed life into the facility, the players, and the fan base.
That being said he’s without a crucial winter workout program and a full spring. I see us winning but not by the amount we would have a year ago. We need to make our defensive presence know early and hard to keep them in the “here we go again mindset”. A mindset I saw 11 out of our 12 games.
They are good kids, just without strong leaders for quite some time.
As for the fans… they’re from New Jersey. Forgive them.
I’m seeing a 27-14 Temple win at this point and that’s probably being conservative. Two years from now? No bets from me.
Doug is actually a really good guy (former player for Rutgers in the early 90’s and he has been coaching for a while now) and is very knowledgeable about the X’s and O’s of the game as well as recruiting dynamics. Also, some here may be familiar with ‘message board dynamics’, and during the recently-concluded Ash era a small handful of TU fans would periodically show up to throw barbs at different times, which sometimes ‘feeds’ stuff like this….Flyinowl looks like he made a fairly accurate comment in my opinion, though the transfer ‘game’ is a bit of a wildcard at this point.
…something that fans of many different programs do (including Rutgers) that make me shake my head is after a few years of winning, they start acting as if they’re ‘invincible’ to losing ‘just because’…outside of a very few (if any) programs, any one of us is one bad hire away from a downturn.
Interesting insight…as for the last comment (and Mike’s NJ comments in the piece), I wonder if TU fans say that kind of stuff to the players on your roster/ students at the school from N.J. (never really been a fan of town/ city/ state/ region bashing).
That last reply was to Flyinowl…and Mike, I think you pegged HC Carey correctly. I think he’s too good of a coach for TU to fall off that much under him (and think you got a heck of a player with the Iowa State transfer QB), bit as we’ve discussed before him being at TU does not concern me the way Rhule did (though I think Carey is better than Collins).