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Chris Ash is returning to Columbus for the first time since January this Saturday but rather than coaching the Ohio State defense from the press box, he’ll be directing the Rutgers football team from the sideline and rather than coaching with Urban Meyer, he’ll be going against him.Ash said multiple times throughout his weekly press conference that the matchup between the Scarlet Knights (2-2, 0-1) and the No. 2 Buckeyes (3-0, 0-0) isn’t about him but about the players and what they produce on the field, but the storyline of his return is a compelling one fans are always going to care about, never mind the fact the coach that dug Rutgers from obscurity as a national laughing stock to a top-10 team in the country in 6 years is his replacement.While interesting, the Greg Schiano / Chris Ash role swap is little more than symbolic as their relationship remains friendly and they occasionally pick each others brains, but they never worked with each other.
The Rutgers football team opened its season in Seattle, home of the 12th man, the loudest fans in the National Football League known to have caused seismic waves with the noise they make cheering on their beloved Seahawks.The Scarlet Knights didn’t face the Seahawks nor did they play at CenturyLink Stadium as they did in 2014 when they opened their season with a 41-38 win over Washington State, but they did play in another venue known for its size and volume.Husky Stadium may not have been filled to its newly expanded capacity of 70,083 when then-No. 14 Washington trounced the Knights 48-13 on September 3, but the 58,640 who made the trip were loud enough to disrupt the visitors’ offense at times as they wouldn’t enter the endzone until the final moments of the game.Now imagine how much influence double that many people can have.Rutgers’ (2-2, 0-1) next stop is in Columbus to take on No. 2 Ohio State at historic Ohio Stadium.
Homecoming at Ohio State falls on the first day of October, the second month of a season the football team has started by winning its first three games.As per tradition, thousands of alumni, former players and coaches will flock to Ohio Stadium, returning to their former stomping grounds as the No. 2 Buckeyes aim to reach the College Football Playoff for the second time in three years.Far from traditional, the head coach of the opposition is one of the former Buckeyes returning to the Horseshoe, but make no mistake — Chris Ash isn’t taking a trip to the Midwest to win Homecoming King.
When senior wide receiver Janarion Grant remained on the ground following a 76-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter of the Rutgers football team’s matchup with Iowa last Saturday, the air seemed to be sucked out of High Point Solutions Stadium and only returned when he was given a standing ovation as he limped off the turf.When senior defensive end Quanzell Lambert remained on the ground after making a crucial tackle to force the Hawkeyes into a third down, the energy among the 44,061 fans in attendance remained nearly the same as the Scarlet Knights came closer to achieving a key stop to keep their chances alive.The Timber Creek High School product received a standing ovation as loud as the one Grant was given as he was carted off the field with a brace on his right knee, but the crowd grew silent shortly after as LeShun Daniels rushed 12 yards to gain a first down and seal a 14-7 win for Iowa.Playing in Lambert’s place was Darnell Davis, a junior who started his career at Rutgers as a walk-on, received a scholarship under former head coach Kyle Flood, but is now back to playing as walk-on.Davis was on the right edge of the defensive line on the play following Lambert’s injury — one that will keep him and Grant out for the season — and it was the right side that Daniels’ exploited as he rounded the edge on his way to the first down.The play wasn’t Davis’ finest — he was contained by the offensive lineman across from him — but it was far from the level he’s been performing in the increased number of reps he’s been trusted with this season, one that rivals that of the player he’s replacing.“Darnell has played several snaps of football already,” said head coach Chris Ash.
Seniors Janarion Grant and Quanzell Lambert are out for the season after injuries sustained against Iowa.
AJ Blazek, the offensive line coach of the Rutgers football team, summarized his team’s first Big Ten opponent of the season in one word — toughness.The former Iowa center agreed with head coach Chris Ash’s assessment that the Hawkeyes were a program the Scarlet Knights could model themselves after, noting the grit they’re known for as a key component to their success.“You could be the most talented team in the country, and if your kids can’t take a punch and throw one back, you don’t stand a chance, especially in a league like (the Big Ten),” Blazek said after practice Tuesday.
Just over six minutes remained in the first quarter of the Rutgers football team’s matchup with New Mexico at High Point Solutions Stadium last Saturday when the visitors went for the first of three fourth-down conversion attempts they’d make throughout the contest.The Lobos led 7-0 after a muffed punt gave them a second chance on their first drive of the game and, knowing the Scarlet Knights' struggles in the first quarter of their first two games of the season, looked to pounce on their hosts while they had the momentum.But with just 1 yard to gain, New Mexico was stopped in its tracks, running back Tyrone Owens rushing for no gain as he was stuffed by junior nose tackle Sebastian Joseph and senior defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick at the line of scrimmage.The tackle was the second of five that Joseph collected on the day — less than half of what teammates Pinnix-Odrick and senior defensive tackle Darius Hamilton collected — but the standard stat didn’t take away from an outstanding performance. “Sebastian really showed up in the interior runs that we had to try to stop against New Mexico (and) had a big part to do with a critical fourth-down stop stop and again I think he played his best game," said defensive coordinator Jay Niemann.
Kirk Ferentz has been at the helm of the Iowa football team for quite some time — 18 years to be precise.The longest-tenured football coach in all of college football alongside Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops — who worked alongside Ferentz at Iowa when both were assistants throughout the 1980s — he won’t be leaving Iowa City any time soon after signing an extension to bring his contract to 2026.
Jay Niemann has spent a lot of time looking at linebackers throughout his life.The defensive coordinator of the Rutgers football team, he also serves as the position coach of the most inexperienced group on the team.
The Alley, a student tailgate sponsored by Rutgers Athletics for all seven home games in the 2016 season, is being shut down permanently after the first two games due to “safety concerns”, an anonymous source familiar with the situation told The Daily Targum.
Here we go again.The four words circled around the minds of the 39,680 people watching the Rutgers football team fall into a deep deficit in the first quarter for the third week in a row, this time against New Mexico at High Point Solutions Stadium.
When Robert Martin first heard about Chris Ash’s vision for the Rutgers football team’s offense, he wasn’t afraid to show how he felt about it.“Rob Martin in a spread offense.... Need I say more lol....” was tweeted out by Martin the day of Ash’s introductory press conference, a multitude of ecstatic emojis following the four-dot ellipsis.
Exotic isn’t the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Albuquerque, New Mexico — the largest city in the Cactus State known better for the desert scenes in Breaking Bad and hosting the world’s most popular hot air balloon festival than as a vacation destination.
All eyes and most questions surrounding the Rutgers football team’s offense, as with most football programs, surround the situation behind center.
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. But one thing it doesn’t consider is the start can be so bad, the finish can’t save it.The Rutgers football team started both of its games this season on the wrong foot, trailing at the end of the first quarter both times by a combined score of 38-7.What is the cause of these slow starts?“That’s a good question,” said defensive coordinator Jay Niemann.
Transfer Ahmir Mitchell has begun practicing with Rutgers this week.
College football’s biggest prize came to Rutgers, but it was not because of anything Scarlet Knights’ head coach Chris Ash did.
Giovanni Rescigno’s 42-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the Rutgers football team’s home opener against Howard was far from being the most important moment of the game.Though impressive — the sophomore quarterback stumbled, then shed five tackles before reaching the endzone — it just piled onto the already insurmountable lead the Scarlet Knights (1-1) had on their visitors, pushing it to 49-12 with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game.But what the second snap of his collegiate career lacked in significance in the game, it made up for in its symbolism for Rescigno’s rapid rise up the quarterback ranks at Rutgers.The Warren, Michigan, native is now the back-up behind junior quarterback Chris Laviano, and that in itself is a big improvement over being an outsider for the position during the battle in both spring and fall camps."Gio is not far behind, I don't think,'' said offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer.
Chris Ash opened his weekly press conference before the Rutgers football team’s home opener last Monday by addressing his policy in addressing injuries — if it’s not long-term, it won’t be reported.The first-year head coach also rid of the injury report that came along with the weekly depth chart, another change he’s made in his short time on the Banks.So when he brought up injury in his opening statement a week later in the press conference previewing the Scarlet Knights (1-1) game against New Mexico this Saturday (noon, ESPNEWS), it shows the severity of it.Ash announced sophomore free safety Saquan Hampton, who did not play in the Knights 52-14 win over Howard in its home opener last Saturday, will be out for the “next few weeks.”“Injury update, again, not talking a lot about injuries, but one that will be out for a while is Saquan Hampton,” he said.
Rutgers (1-1) eventually defeated the teamit paid 350,000 dollars to host emphatically with a dominant second half display, but the final scoreline of 52-14 masks the closeness of a game that was tied at 14 at the half.