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Football Recruiting - Orlando Kane chooses Rutgers

Super-fast running back/wide receiver Orlando Kane will play for Rutgers.  The Lawrence, New Jersey, star has already earned PrepStar All-Region honors.  Orlando is 5-9, weighs 170 pounds and runs the forty-yard dash in 4.32 seconds.  Last season he gained 1,600 yards and eleven touchdowns on the ground.
Rutgers Lands Orlando Kane


I spoke to Orlando Kane's coach Rob Radice about the verbal of OK.
RutgersInsider.com -- Raising Kane


Rutgers added more speed to its lineup when Orlando Kane, a 5-9 running back from Lawrence High, announced yesterday he would attend the school. Kane rushed for 1,600 yards on 230 carries last season for Lawrence, but Rutgers targeted him as a receiver and special teams player. He had 11 catches for 198 yards and averaged 16.7 yards on punt returns and 24 yards on kickoff returns. The 170-pound back ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash.
Rutgers football: Speed added to special teams


Football - Bob Dieckmann's Years of Eligibility list

A glance at the matrix shows a few interesting things. My comments relate to quantity. I'll leave the qualitative comments for others.

1) On offense, the year-by-year placement at TE is perfect, and at WR it's quite good too. We'll need some extras in the OL to compensate for only two incoming OLs.

2) I sure hope all the incoming LBs make it (qualify) because the numbers game is getting tight.
The Rutgers' Roster, Years of Eligibility, Depth Chart and Wish List for 2002

Football Links

He remains the right coach for Rutgers, the right man to do a most unforgiving job, ambitious enough and smart enough to fix what can be fixed and nurture what needs to grow. That may still result in a 3-8 record. It may still result in the Knights fattening what now stands as a 15-game losing streak inside the Big East.
Vaccaro: Schiano is eager to take the next step


Big East Football -  Roster changes at Syracuse

Cornerback Jeremiah Mason has been readmitted for fall semester classes at Syracuse University and will be eligible to play football this season.
Mason played in 11 of 12 games last season and had 13 tackles and one pass breakup as a reserve. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound player from Chester, Pa., was dismissed from SU in January because of academics. He attended University College last spring and this summer.
Syracuse football roster changing


Opponent Football - Buffalo

DETROIT - The University at Buffalo's three-win season in 2001 offered a slight ray of hope for the future but, according to the media's assessment, the Bulls still have a long march to respectability.
UB, which finished 3-8 overall and 1-7 in the Mid-American Conference during coach Jim Hofher's inaugural season, was picked to finish last in the league's East Division in a vote by members of the media who cover the conference.
Buffalo News - Last least concern for UB's Hofher


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