October 18, 2006

The new Rutgers comes to town this week

Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt knew about all the stats that Rutgers has been putting up this season. He knew that the Scarlet Knights have put together a 6-0 record, and that the team was running all over their opponents. He even knew that the State University of New Jersey had cracked the top 25.

But on Monday, as his Panthers began preparation for this Saturday's tilt at Heinz Field against the Scarlet Knights, Wannstedt found out exactly how far Greg Schiano's team has come.

"Someone puts a paper on my desk this morning. I looked down at it and they're ranked higher than Oklahoma," Wannstedt said. "I think that kind of makes you take a double look."

Sure enough, this isn't your father's (or even your older brother's) Rutgers team anymore.

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