Jonathan Freeny

Super Bowl is best thing to happen to Rutgers this season

After failing to win a Big Ten Conference game in his first season, Rutgers coach Chris Ash suddenly has a major recruiting tool.

It's the Super Bowl.

When the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons meet in Houston on Feb. 5, Rutgers will be on display.

The Scarlet Knights are going into the NFL championship game not only with four players on the field, defensive backs Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon of New England and wide receiver Mohamed Sanu of Atlanta are all expected to start.

Alabama, LSU and Stanford also will each have four players on the active rosters, but not all of them start.

And Rutgers would have had five players had not...