Senior linebacker Khaseem Greene will be long gone before Rutgers ever takes a snap as a member of the Big Ten.
Forgive Greene if he's not exactly caught up in the hype surrounding the school's decision to bolt the Big East for more stable ground in 2014.
''At the end of the day, we ain't winning no Big Ten championship this year,'' Greene said.
The Big East, however, is another matter entirely.
The 21st-ranked Scarlet Knights (9-1, 5-0 Big East) can clinch at least a share of the conference title with a victory Saturday in Pittsburgh. Heady territory for a program that's been playing football for 143 years.
It's a benchmark Rutgers was on the verge of reaching a year ago, only to lose to Connecticut in the regular season finale. The memory still stings, though the Scarlet Knights believe it can also be an important reminder on not overlooking anyone, particularly the Panthers (4-6, 1-4).
''We can learn a lot from that (Connecticut loss) and understand that every team is dange...