So if you really want to now how bad Syracuse is check out what Rutgers Journalist are saying about us! If you have a weak heart then stop reading.
1. At 14-0, what are you thinking?
Luicci: That I put Rutgers at a competitive disadvantage with my game preview. It was that spot-on. I was sure Greg "Terry Shea" Robinson was using the stuff I wrote to expose the Knights' weakness.Okay, okay. I was thinking that Rutgers better not fall too much more behind or it would be flirting with disaster. A 14-0 deficit to Syracuse midway through the first quarter isn't devastating. Just surprising. But Syracuse is so bad, being down 14-0 doesn't really matter. It's like being tied with a mediocre team.
Delanian: Were Luicci and Politi really arguing about which bowl Rutgers was going to attend? How about no bowl? How about we demote this program to the Football Championship Subdivision and see if they can do something there instead of looking like worthless, pathetic, ab --- what's that? They scored 38 unanswered points? Nevermind.
So Obviously any respect that Syracuse once had is totally gone, they spotted us 14 points and that never even phased them!
2. With 196 yards and 3 TDs, is this the real Ray Rice back again? What was the difference?
Delanian: Rice was back to his physical self, aided by a poor-tackling Syracuse squad. What we saw in the past two games was a swarm of players, intent on not letting Rice get the one step he needed to bulldoze his way to a positive gain. Syracuse was just a step slower than Maryland and Cincinnati, allowing Rice to drop his shoulder, churn his legs and drag a few people with him. I don't think we saw the "fake" Ray Rice in previous games, he just wasn't allowed to be himself. This week they kept the defense honest with some screen passes and check downs and pounded it when necessary.
So at least we are positive now, the talent level is sub par! How did the talent level get this bad. I have been a loyal SU fan for years and other than games against the Florida teams I have never heard Syracuse was slower then other Teams. now we are slower then Maryland. Since when has Maryland been mentioned in the same breath as Syracuse other than Basketball!
6. How much was this Rutgers putting it all together or Syracuse just having nothing?
Luicci: Rutgers played well, but Syracuse is pathetic. The Orange can't run, can't defend and aren't well coached. Even Greg Robinson said yesterday it was time to assess the coaching because Syracuse was making the same mistakes over and over again. Rutgers tried to hand this game to the Orange early. Syracuse fumbled it. Oh, and this offensive line might be one of the worst in college football. They can't protect Andrew Robinson and they can't run block. Greg Robinson called Rutgers a one-hit wonder? At least Rutgers had a hit of its own. This guy is the Milli Vanilli of college coaches.
Why can't Daryl Gross See what the entire world is seeing. He can't be that blind. Our Coach is the Milli Vanilli of coaches, come on what is going on, we need to get this guy out of here NOW!
7. One last thing. We lost count. Were there 500 fans in the stands at the end or 600? Syracuse football sure has fallen.
Luicci: Once they stopped selling beer at halftime, the fans had had enough.
Why stay and watch this Syracuse team if you're sober? It's a sad sight seeing the Carrier Dome filled with far more Rutgers fans in the fourth quarter than Syracuse fans. Some of them may have been left over from the basketball team's Midnight Madness too. It was Homecoming and the place wasn't sold out. This is how low Syracuse has sunk: The school needed legendary country singer Larry Gatlin to belt out a halftime tune to draw people. Buffalo had the Village People when Rutgers played. Temple had the Monkees. Now Syracuse needs a gimmick to draw because the on field product is that bad. So it's official. Syracuse is in the same class as Buffalo and Temple.
Delanian: Be fair. There were 36,226 in attendance, to be exact. It's just that only a dozen or so were still around in the fourth quarter. That should be the official motto of both the team and the fans: "Hey, at least we showed up."
Wait a minute, did we just get burnt by a Rutgers Journalist. The Armpit of America's team is dissing Syracuse. This is so unacceptable. I am just speechless!
Here is the link to the entire article, take a look at the comment left by the Rutgers fan!