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Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

Posted on: January 24, 2011 12:29 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Tom Savage is going to transfer from Rutgers to continue his college career elsewhere, but he announced over the weekend that he wouldn't be making a decision on where he'd be transferring until the spring.  Why is he waiting so long?  Well, choosing a school should take some time.  You want to make sure you make the right choice after already making the wrong decision once. Oh, and then there's the fact that Rutgers is taking away so many of your options.

Talking to the Miami Herald, Savage's father, Tom Savage Sr., says that they'll be appealing the limitations Rutgers has put on Savage's transfer. He also has some unkind words for Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano.

“I don’t understand how one person can be dictator over your son’s future,” Savage Sr. said of Schiano. “I know they recruit Florida, but the ones that want to go to Rutgers are going to go to Rutgers. … It’s just wrong. I will talk to a lawyer.

Miami called his high school coach and said they really like Tom and he would fit well in their offense and they are really interested. Tom is interested. He has always loved Miami.”

Miami is one of the schools Rutgers won't allow Savage to leave for. It's on a list with other schools like Florida, Florida State and Michigan. Four schools that aren't in the Big East with Rutgers. It's normal that a school wouldn't want a player to transfer within the conference, but to not allow Savage to go to these four schools really doesn't make a lot of sense. If Schiano is worried about recruiting in Florida, if he let Savage go to one of the Florida schools, that's one less quarterback those schools will be looking to sign next season.

The appeal will be heard within the next ten days, and the panel will consist of three Rutgers professors. Hopefully they'll be a bit smarter about the situation than Schiano has been.

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

Florida International is no slouch. I think they won their bowl game 

Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

2011 Army, Navy, something called North Carolina Central, North Carolina, Ohio.    1 team from a BCS conference.

2012: Army Kent St. Navy, Tulane.   0 teams from a BCS conference

2013: Eastern Michigan, Fresno St. Navy.   0 teams from a BCS conference

2014: Penn St, Navy, Tulane.   Back to 1 team from a BCS conference.

2015: Penn St., Temple Army.  1 team.

2016: Temple, UCLA.  1 team.

2017: Temple UCLA.  1 team.

2018: Miami, Temple.  1 team.

2019: Miami.


For the rest of the decade, Rutgers either plays 0 or 1 team from a BCS conference. 

Compare to rest of Big East


Rutgers: North Carolina, Army, Fla Int'l, Tulane, and Norfolk St.  1 BCS program.

UConn: Michigan, Vanderbilt, Temple, UB, and Texas Southern.   2 BCS programs.

Cincinnati: Oklahoma, NC State, Fresno St., Miami (OH), and Indiana St.  2 BCS programs.

Syracuse: Washington, Boston College, Akron, Colgate, and Maine.  2 BCS programs.

Louisville:  Oregon St., Kentucky, Memphis, Arkansas St., and EK St.  2 BCS programs.

So Florida: Florida, Miami, Fla Atlantic, WKU, and Stony Brook.  2 BCS programs.

Pitt: Miami, ND, Utah, Fla Int'l and N.H.  1 BCS progrm, ND, and a team that will be BCS in 2012.

WVU: LSU, Maryland, Marshall, UNLV, and Coastal Carolina.  2 BCS programs.


2011.. more of the same.  Big East schools playing 2 BCS conference foes. Rutgers: 1.

Heck, maybe Schiano is hoping to coach Penn St. when they play Rutgers in the middle of the decade. 

I like Greg.  He has turned around the program.  But Rutgers should have been playing a tougher schedule 2 years ago... not 2015.  If you want to be a big time program, play good teams.

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:35 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

Boo hoo! Savage committed to Rutgers and now wants out and also wants to call all the shots? Too funny. Way to show your son about commitment and respect, you punk. Don't go to Miami, you should  play @ some FCS school where Savage really belongs anyway. Wherever he goes, he'll fail with a father and attitude like that.

Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 4:06 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

Think before you speak. Rutgers has Miami on its schedule in the future as well as UCLA and Penn St. Get off the "Rutgers doesn't schedule tough teams" bandwagon because that was a problem before the new AD stepped in with a pair of balls.

Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:53 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

That seems odd, given Rutgers refusal to play good schools, such as the ones that Savage is considering. 

Not like Savage is looking at Florida International, Howard, or Norfolk St.

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:26 pm
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Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 2:20 pm

Fred Savage?

Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 1:52 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

So this kid is basically going to be forced to go to a non-BCS school?

Well i guess on the plus side, he will likely be a first team all conference player his first season.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 1:40 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

Thank you for your comments Mike Leach....

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 1:22 pm

Tom Savage's dad calls Greg Schiano a 'dictator'

Well, if this kid's dad worked for ESPN, he would be able to fabricate a story about his son being abused by Coach Schiano.  Then his dad could go onto ESPN in front of millions of viewers and voice his accusations.  Then the Rutgers administration would finally have the excuse they've been looking for to save millions of dollars that they are paying him and they would immediatley suspend him and demand that he apologize for something he never did.  Then when Greg would refuse to apologize, because, well (he didn't do it), they would immediatley fire him.  And the general public, including most of mindless masses, that are reading this right now, would never even think to look at the real evidence, and they would basically just believe everything that this kid's dad said.

hmmmm......I never thought I'd say this....But I am tired of College Football.  The product has lost its luster.  These self entitled brats are bigger babies than their NFL counterparts now.  I guess I will go back to watching overpaid crybabies in the NFL.

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