It didn't work out on the field and the Rutgers' athletic department has faced one problem after another since. The latest being a former player accusing an assistant coach of mistreatment.
Second-year coach Kyle Flood is already feeling heat from fans who sense the program is sliding at the worst possible time — with Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan State on next year's schedule.
Maryland might not be ready to contend in the Big Ten immediately, but at least the Terps have been making steady improvement under Randy Edsall. They are bowl-eligible in Year 3 under the former Connecticut coach.
Louisville would seem to be well positioned to make the transition to the ACC under Charlie Strong, but don't get too confident Cardinals fans. Star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater won't be around to play Florida State, Clemson, Miami and Notre Dame next season.
It's too late for Boston College running back Andre Williams to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, but he's putting up some notable numbers.
Williams is 190 yards away with two games to go from becoming the first 2,000-yard rusher in major college football since 2008 when UConn's Donald Brown did it.
The 227-pound senior is leading the nation in rushing yards per game by just a shade under 31 over Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey. The last player to lead the nation in yards rushing per game by more than 30 yards was Ricky Williams when he won the Heisman for Texas in 1998.
Andre Williams is battering ram of a running back.
"For one of the first times my career, I'm happy there's a guy on my team, so I don't have to tackle him," BC linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis said.
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