Ahmir Mitchell (right) suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's practice.
4/4/2017 9:17pm

Rutgers wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell suffers torn ACL

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)  announced head coach Chris Ash on Tuesday. Mitchell injured his knee during Saturday's practice — in which the Rutgers football team participated in its first scrimmage of the spring — and will undergo surgery.

4/3/2017 11:16am

Blazek praises his stable offensive line moving into fall

Offensive line coach — and now, assistant head coach — AJ Blazek has had quite the offseason. On top of being promoted to the latter position by head coach Chris Ash during the first week of spring practice, Blazek maintains the job of filling three starting positions on the front line and acclimating three early enrollees to Rutgers football in true freshmen Micah Clark, Sam Vretman and Jamaal Beaty. But following Competition Saturday — where the offense and defense got their first competitive on-field action by way of a scrimmage — Blazek contended that that job was doing itself, courtesy of those stepping into their new roles seamlessly. “Our ones are starting to gel a little bit,” Blazek said.

Ahmir Mitchell (right) suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's practice.
3/30/2017 10:04pm

Mitchell brothers shake up receiving core in early spring practices

When Janarion Grant went down at the lip of the endzone against Iowa in September of last season, much of the receiving burden then fell on the shoulders of then-senior Andre Patton and two-sport athlete Jawuan Harris. Harris, a true freshman, soundly stepped up in Grant’s absence, though with opposing coverage favoring him, the options for quarterback Giovanni Rescigno and company stood few and far between.

Head coach Chris Ash leads his Knights into a season amid multiple coaching and roster changes off of a 2-10 first season at the helm.
3/23/2017 6:14pm

Rutgers' early spring practices characterized by movement

A black banner reading "The Hunt" is taped on the wall of the Indoor Practice Bubble, risen high enough for any player, coach or trainer on the Rutgers football team to take in the mantra head coach Chris Ash set in when he first came to the Scarlet Knights. Thursday began the second season of the Ash campaign, as the first spring practice of the year came underway, but the energy under the dome suggested it isn't much of a second season.

2/1/2017 11:58pm

Rutgers unveils Chris Ash's first full recruiting class on National Signing Day

After months of constant travel, communication and worries of late decommitments, the first full recruiting cycle of Chris Ash’s tenure as the Rutgers head football coach came to a conclusion on National Signing Day Wednesday. The result came in the form of a class of 29 athletes, the final of which signing 15 minutes before the Ash addressed the media.

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