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PISCATAWAY - After struggling for a few weeks, No. 1 Miami gets its annual in-season breather against Rutgers today. The Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 Big East) have never lost to the Scarlet Knights (1-7, 0-4), winning the last two games by a combined score of 125-6. What could make today's game a little interesting is that freshman Ryan Hart will make his first career start at quarterback for Rutgers.
Top-ranked Miami visits lowly Rutgers

PISCATAWAY - In the minutes following a humiliating 37-19 season-opening loss to Division I-AA Villanova, Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano refused to be cowed. Rutgers, the second-year coach said, was still going to be a national championship program one day.One win and six losses later, that day seems just as far away as it did that August night. Rutgers comes up in national championship discussions only when people talk about how Notre Dame's Bowl Championship Series ratings will be affected by playing the Scarlet Knights. But, here, today, with Miami in town, Rutgers fans get their first up-close look at what a real national champion looks like.
NorthJersey.com - Football

PISCATAWAY -- At today's noon kickoff, Miami will become the first No.‚1 team to play at Rutgers Stadium. Should the Scarlet Knights pull off what would be one of the biggest upsets in the history of college football, the goalposts are surely coming down. But it's safe to say the grounds crew won't be greasing them up in a precautionary move, not with the Hurricanes favored to win by almost six touchdowns. Still, the Scarlet Knights can dare to dream.
Rutgers unafraid of battling No. 1 Miami - Courier News

PISCATAWAY -- When you've won 29 straight games like the No. 1 University of Miami has, there rarely are problems. Certainly, a lack of confidence isn't one of them. But today's noon game at Rutgers looks to be coming at just the right time for the Hurricanes. There appears to be some internal friction in Coral Gables. The talent-laden defensive line has been criticized after Florida State and West Virginia pounded it with running games. Meanwhile, Miami's running game has been less than sterling lately. Veterans say the younger players lack fire and aren't pushing them enough in practices. Younger players and the coaches say the veterans need to lead more. Coach Larry Coker has suspended players in recent weeks for missing team meetings and violations of team rules.
Troubled 'Canes face Rutgers at right time - Courier News

November 2, 2002 -- It's a bit more than 50 yards across a football field, but during the garbage-time moments near the end of today's noon mismatch between Rutgers and top-ranked Miami - where Greg Schiano coaches and where he might have - those yards will seem like light-years.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - It's supposed to be cold today in these parts of the Northeast. Winter-like cold. Cocoa-like cold. Reindeer-like cold. Certainly not University of Miami-like cold. But nothing would warm the hearts of the top-ranked Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 Big East) more than a victory today against Rutgers University (1-7, 0-4), one of the coldest teams in the nation.

The Miami Herald | 11/02/2002 | Running hot (UM) and cold (Rutgers)
Rutgers-Miami scouting report - Courier News

MIAMI (7-0, 3-0) at RUTGERS (1-7, 0-4)

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Please tell  "'ANGRY AT SCHIANO"  that RU football & Lucent cannot be successful at the push of a button.  It takes many years of hard work .
GS is doing the little things that will pay dividends in the future.  Coach Beamer was very close to being dismissed at VT.  It took him a number of years to get the job done at VT.   We have so many experts on our boards that were telling Coach Waters how he should recruit NJ and how he should coach. 

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