The destitute have seemingly just gotten poorer.
It was announced late yesterday Rutgers cornerback Ian Thomas has left the program for the second time in as many years.
When Thomas actually did play, he was a solid contributor to the secondary, and was most definitely in play to be opening day starter in Seattle against the Cougars. Gareef Glashen remains a likely starter at corner to start the season, but past him, the other side is wide open. Bryant Gross-Armiento was turning some heads in practices, but he decided to transfer out as well. That leaves sophomores Anthony Cioffi and Nadir Barnwell with great chances to become key players this season. After going through the trial by fire in 2013, they'll need to really step up with the increased quality of opponents.
The other option is to give a serious look at the true freshmen coming in. Andre Boggs is already getting looks at corner, and Kam Lott and Saquan Hampton could surprise as well. We'll know more once training camp begins.
Seriously, Jim Delany, Rutgers doesn't join until July 1st. There's still time to blow this sham marriage and sort things out over chilled shots of Crown Royal at some back-alley shanty.