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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine reacts to first Rutgers stop on tour

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto

While Dave Revsine has been around the Big Ten long enough to notice subtle changes in each team following every season, his second visit to Rutgers on Friday was an altogether new experience.

The Big Ten Network analyst, in his first comments since visiting Rutgers on the BTN's campus tour, said he's still getting adjusted to new surroundings.

"I think everything stood out in trying to get a lay of the land and personnel and people," Revsine told The Trentonian. "I’m so used to going to the same places every year and seeing the same faces and analyzing the little tweaks they’ve made. This is a team that is entirely new to me.”

Revsine, who taped a one-hour segment with BTN colleagues Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith, as well as new contributor Eric LeGrand, spoke for the second time with head coach Kyle Flood.

He also visited Piscataway during the spring.

“I think he’s optimistic," Revsine said of Flood. "I think he thinks they have a good team. I’d agree. The schedule’s obviously a little tricky, to say the least, and that could work against them. But I think it’s ultimately a competitive team from what we’ve seen."

More from Revsine:

On Rutgers' facilities keeping pace in Big TenI think they’re fine facility-wise. They’re certainly at the top of the league, but they’re not at the bottom either. It’s fine. They have everything they need. It’s a nice setup. Everything’s right in the right places. I don’t see that as being an issue for them at all.”

On the Big Ten's East Division returning all of its starting quarterbacks: “I’d say that’s pretty unusual. It seems like most places we go every other camp there’s some sort of quarterback question. But it has been interesting with every trip so far this year that everyone is set, everyone knows who their guy is going to be. It’s a huge part of the equation."

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