In an otherwise quiet and empty locker room, Tom Savage stood surrounded. Enclosed by a mob of reporters, he was peppered with one uncomfortable question after another. Questions about his health, his fundamentals and his self-confidence. Questions that belied his golden boy status.
Savage had the room to himself and the glare was right on him, whether he liked it or not.
Mommas wouldn't raise their boys to be quarterbacks if they knew they would end up in times like these.
It was, with little doubt, a trying day for Savage in Rutgers' 17-13 loss to North Carolina. A continuation of a trying season. His numbers, superficially, looked good enough. But numbers can lie.
He completed 16-of-29 passes for 150 yards, but also threw two interceptions. One came with less than three minutes remaining and Rutgers in the red-zone, on the precipice of a come-from-behind victory. That would have been a tale worth telling in Savage's lore.