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Defining ‘Stat Games’ with Rob Moore

Former Orange wideout Rob Moore is the new wide receivers coach on Doug Marrone’s staff. Stat Games, anyone?

Former Orange wideout Rob Moore is the new wide receivers coach on Doug Marrone’s staff.

(Why do we feel a Three Idiots post coming on the Top-50 SU WRs of the late-1980s? Much love.)

Moore holds one of The Fizz’s favorite quotes of all-time while discussing the recent football pratfall.

“I remember when Rutgers was a ‘stat game’ for us. It was like, ‘I’m only playing 2 1/2 quarters today, so I better get the ball early.’ You know what I mean? Well, I was back in Syracuse a couple of years ago and they played Rutgers and got beat 40-something-to-7, or whatever it was. It was shocking to see that.”

“Stat game.” God, that’s great.

Rutgers was such a bunch of clowns, Marvin Graves, Kirby Dar-Dar, Rob Moore and Rob Burnett used to just approach the Knights like it was Game 16 of your Madden season. Run deep posts and shotgun formations and blitz nine men on every down to get those 5,000 yards passing, 25 TD catches and 30 sacks.

Bad. Ass.

The fact that the Orange has been Rutgers’ “stat game” makes The Fizzwanna pour the wing grease at Varsity all over Schiano’s head.

Fizz note: Moore’s hiring is historic. He becomes the first ever member of the SU staff with his own Starting Lineup figure. Which basically means it had to happen.

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