In case you missed it, the New Jersey Institute of Technology was able to accomplish what the New England Patriots couldn’t, and finish their season with a perfect record.
Yep, the Highlanders didn’t get a single win.
NJIT lost to Utah Valley State 76-50 on Saturday, completing their 2007-08 campaign with an 0-29 record. And like Clemson’s last visit to Chapel Hill, the Jersey boys’ visit out west made NCAA history, as the Highlanders set a new mark for most losses in a season.
Pity poor coach Jim Casciano, who already had enough to deal with this year.
To start the season, he had to witness his squad get drubbed 70-28 by Manhattan. Then Casciano soon took a 12-game leave of absence, which he finally revealed was due problems with diabetes, depression and a cancer scare.
Even before Saturday’s finale, Casciano had enough, announcing his resignation on Wednesday. He summed up the Highlanders’ low season with this observation: “You keep waking up and it’s the same thing.”
If he’s not leaving with any victories, at least Casciano can exit with a little dignity, knowing he kept his phone off the hook at the right times.