Archive for Saturday, October 7, 2000

Rutgers coach Shea on hot seat

October 7, 2000

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When the season started, Rutgers coach Terry Shea was handed his orders: win or lose your job. Bet on the latter.

Rutgers (2-3) is reeling, and has been since Shea was brought in five years ago.

Last week, Rutgers lost to Miami 64-6 the school's most-lopsided defeat in 112 years. Now, it turns out they might have used an ineligible player right guard Travis Mills and could end up forfeiting wins against I-AA Villanova and Buffalo.

Mills, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound transfer from Garden City Community College, was declared ineligible before the Miami game because of a miscalculation of his credits and failure to make satisfactory academic progress.

Shea's record stands at 10-39 4-27 in the Big East. Rutgers, off today, could win its next two games, against Temple and Navy, but then finishes against Boston College, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Syracuse.

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