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Prep Star looks at some of the players interested in RU

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Rashawn Ricks listed among top linebacker recruits by Prep Star

The Class of 2003 is the strongest in recent memory. Athleticism, speed, size and growth potential characterize this class. Exceptional speed for the position is a universal trait of this class. Only two linebackers run the forty-yard dash in over 4.7 seconds, and "they're as quick as cats."
Class of 2003: Bumper crop of linebackers - CBS SportsLine

Top Offensive Linemen consider Rutgers

Andrew Bain 6-3 340 4.9 Pompano Beach, FL (Blanche Ely)
Florida, Florida State, Miami, Missouri, North Carolina State, and Rutgers are at the top of his list. Made 54 pancakes last season. Impressive bio. Andrew is an outstanding defensive lineman as well.
Class of 2003: Terrific year for offensive linemen - CBS SportsLine
 

 

Big East Football

Big East - Quotes

Head Coach Greg Schiano

On gauging success for the Rutgers program in 2002

"I really haven't put a number on it. If I knew how good each team on our schedule was going to be this year, I might have a better answer, but how do you know whose chemistry will be perfect and who will just catch fire during the season? I know we'll be better, but that translates into wins and losses, I can't tell you."
Big East Quotes - 2002 

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Connecticut

STORRS -- The one-day dream for UConn football is a sold-out Rentschler Field on Aug. 30, 2003, when the Huskies christen their new stadium with a game against Indiana.The long-term vision is much more complicated and features a difficult proposition: How does UConn keep fans in the stands as the home team goes through a difficult - and losing - transition to Division I-A football?
ctnow.com: COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

Miami

University of Miami coach Larry Coker said Friday that starting left guard Sherko Haji-Rasouli and right guard Ed Wilkins might practice at tackle on their respective sides.''The guard position, I feel pretty comfortable with that,'' he said, adding that backups Joe McGrath and Chris Myers did a great job in spring.
Coker tackles an issue
 

Syracuse

Damien Rhodes wears No.1 on his jersey and is No.1 on the attention meter as he arrives for the start of football camp with the other freshmen today at Syracuse University. The Fayetteville-Manlius graduate is in a dream situation because of the Orangemen's depleted backfield. With Diamond Ferri off to junior college, Walter Reyes and Barry Baker are the only returning tailbacks, and neither has played significant minutes. That puts Rhodes in position to vie for playing time.
Rhodes could see significant playing time
 

A bond was formed that winter morning at Glen Mills High School in suburban Philadelphia. Brandon Darlington, A.J. Mitchell, Justin Outten and Omain Gullette - all offensive or defensive linemen - were at Gullette's school at the request of the Philadelphia Inquirer for a photo shoot to accompany a story about their decisions to play football at Syracuse University. "We got to talk for a good hour or so, catching up on some things," Outten recalled. "It was a good start." A good start that took a tragic twist when Gullette, 19, was gunned down June 29 - less than five weeks before he was to report to SU for preseason camp - in a Philadelphia street confrontation. Police are still seeking his killers.
First-year Orangemen remember Gullette
 

Temple

The Temple University football program, under the direction of fifth-year head coach Bobby Wallace, today (Friday, August 2, 2002) welcomed its newcomers to campus. 18 student-athletes, poised to grace the gridiron in Cherry & White, checked in at the Edberg-Olson Hall facility by 3:00 p.m. to officially mark the beginning of preseason football camp.
Temple University, Official Athletic Site
 

Virginia Tech - Let the quarterback controversy begin

BLACKSBURG - Incumbent starting quarterback Grant Noel took care of his Virginia Tech football media day interviews early Saturday so he could attend a friend's wedding in Maryland.
Today Noel will begin to find out if he is still the Hokies' best man.
Sports - VT Football - Let the QB battle begin

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 3 -- Virginia Tech senior quarterback Grant Noel wore dark sunglasses in the hot sun at Lane Stadium, fielding questions from today's media day crowd about his injured left knee and the upcoming season. Noel, last season's starter, partially tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in April but did not have surgery so he could play his final season. He displayed nothing but unabashed confidence today, saying the Hokies' quarterback position is "not an issue."
Hokies Have QB Quandary (washingtonpost.com)

 

National Football - Coaches, AD's nix playoff

ESPN.com recently conducted an anonymous poll of university presidents, athl


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