Many have said Notre Dame football, despite a preponderance of games to be played in Indiana, has the toughest football schedule in the country this year. But you won’t hear that from Rutgers fans. In its inaugural Big 10 campaign, Rutgers has a slate that will be hard to outdo. Even Kenny Bell, the dynamic Nebraska wide receiver tweeted, upon seeing Rutgers’ inaugural minefield, “Oooooooooo my!!! The big ten disrespected Rutgers with that schedule. Wow.” And a comment by Thomas Lauterio at 2paragraphs points out: “Rutgers has at Washington State, at Navy then Penn State, Michigan, @Ohio State, @Michigan State, Wisconsin, @Nebraska, with Indiana and Maryland as their “easy” conference games.”
Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood is taking it all in stride. His basic attitude is that’s what you play for: “to have an opportunity to open our conference schedule against our neighbor to the west (Penn State) and then to have a chance to close our conference schedule against our neighbor to the south (Maryland) and to play some really, really great football programs in the middle of it, I think that’s the kind of challenge our players want.”
Oooooooooo my!!!! The big ten disrespected Rutgers with that schedule. Wow.
— Kenny Bell (@AFRO_THUNDER80) July 29, 2014