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Dr. Tim Whatley

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Comment 11 May 2017

I agree with all except Ryan Bates.  We have a lot of depth on the OL these days.  Not saying losing him wouldn't hurt, but I just don't think he's one of the 5 most irreplaceable players.  

Comment 19 Apr 2017

Personally, I think Pitt makes perfect sense and Gameday should be here for that game.  It was a renewal of a historic rivalry last year, Pitt won in thrilling fashion, PSU looking for revenge at home this year, perceived bad blood between the coaches, real bad blood between the fan bases.  Seems like the perfect narrative for the Gameday crew.  However, I don't think ESPN views it this way and will absolutely choose Notre Dame, USC, or Ohio State instead.  

Comment 13 Mar 2017

I want to know what they are going to do about security entering the stadium next season.  I think I heard they are changing security companies?  Walking up to the stadium 45 minutes before kick off and still missing kick off is unacceptable.  

Comment 16 Feb 2017

You are absolutely right, and also JF deserves a ton of credit for the hire.  A lot of people were skeptical when they heard him talk about having his list of potential coaches ready should anyone on his staff leave.  He proved them wrong with not just this hire, but all his off-season coaching moves.   

Comment 06 Feb 2017

I don't have much confidence in him at this point, but you have to give him one more year.  It doesn't make sense to stick with him until now, just to fire him right before he gets a chance to show what he can do with his best recruiting class with a year under its belt.  Another disappointing season next year and he has to go.  

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I hear what you're saying.  There is talent to be had in NJ.  But as of now, there appears to be no loyalty to Rutgers by in-state kids.  Just look back at the some of comments/reactions some of our guys from NJ have had over the past few years.  They view Rutgers as a joke. They have a long road ahead of them to gain that loyalty.  

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I can get on board with Maryland, but I just don't see any way Rutgers was a good addition.  We all know the conference's motivation was to capture the NYC market.  I would love to see an analysis to determine if adding Rutgers actually increased B1G games on TV in that market or increased ratings.  I suspect the answer is no to both questions.  I also think they are generally not worthy of being in the big ten.  On the field, they are a historically bad program.  Off the field, they are a trashy fan base that gives the B1G a bad name.

"Repeal and Replace" is a popular phrase in the news these days.  I say we repeal Rutger's admission in the conference and replace with someone better!  

Comment 09 Jan 2017

Great news for the team and the younger guys who will benefit from his leadership, but I also think this was the best decision for him personally.  Aside from finishing his degree, which is always an important factor in this decision, this is the right move from a football perspective.  He looks NFL ready in the run game, but he definitely has room to improve in the passing game.  I think he really has an opportunity to improve his draft stock with another year in college.  

Comment 02 Dec 2016

I'm not sure I agree, but man it's really nice to see this kind of positivity and confidence from our fans.  It's been a long time. 

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Yea I completely understand the argument that Ohio State and Michigan are better than we are, and I actually agree.  I think if we play Ohio State 10 times on a neutral field they probably win 6 or 7.  My post here is just getting at the way they are talking about each team.

At the end of the day, I am okay with OSU being ranked ahead of us even though we beat them.  Head to head is not the only thing that matters.  But I do have a problem with putting a non-conference champion into the playoff and leaving out the champion of that same conference, barring a crazy upset in the championship game.  It's one thing if a 4 loss team came out of the other division and pulled an upset.  That would be a fluke and that team shouldn't be in the playoff.  But we have two really good teams playing in the championship.  If OSU is in the playoff, the conference champion has to be in too.