Following the wild comeback victory against Michigan State, there are many takeaways for Rutgers. Perhaps the biggest is the program cementing a culture and identity in being mentally and physically tough. In a game that Rutgers had given little reason for hope, the team found a way to build momentum and turn the game around.
During Monday’s game week press conference for Indiana, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano was about the maturity of his team in being able to accomplish what they did against the Spartans.
I think it’s leadership. I think the leadership, again, I keep talking about it, I don’t want to bore you, but it’s that pipeline,” Schiano explained. “And now we have more guys towards the back end of the pipeline that have been in the program for three and a half years, understand the culture inside-out, have paid the price, off-season, spring, summer, and then in-season. And the cumulative effect, those cumulative repetitions not only of game reps and practice reps, but the inter program and all those things that make you mentally tougher, physically stronger. So when push comes to shove, those guys got to lead the program, right. There’s a bunch of young guys that are playing out there, they don’t know. So who do they follow? They follow the leaders. We have some guys right now that I’m really encouraged when our guys follow them.
Jumping off that point, David Anderson returns to The Scarlet Faithful podcast to discuss many points following the biggest win of the season for Rutgers. More reaction to the improbable victory, key plays and moments in the game, what it means both for the program and perception in the short and long term plus more.
Thanks to David for his great insight once again.
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