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The official Rutgers football YouTube channel is back with Coach Schiano's recap from today's...

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The official Rutgers football YouTube channel is back with Coach Schiano's recap from today's practice. The weather was terrific in central New Jersey today, but that did not seem to help the Rutgers offense in the team's second spring scrimmage, with the Scarlet Knight defense continuing to have an edge. Safety David Rowe showed a nose for the ball with multiple interceptions. One culprit may have been opening up the scrimmage with 35 consecutive passes. It should be an eventful night of film study determining which players are at fault and need to show more improvement. JUCO transfer Dallas Hendrikson, who holds a slight edge over David Osei for the starting center job, left practice early with an undetermined knee injury. Neither has an enviable task in lining up against a returning Scott Vallone. Rutgers made "huge strides" in the punting game however with early enrollee freshman Anthony DiPaula, but saw multiple mishaps on the PAT/FG team, with Schiano candidly vowing to correct the day's errors. Of the three running backs (De'Antwan Williams, Jeremy Deering, and Jawan Jamison) battling for spring reps before touted freshman Savon Huggins arrives in the fall, GS praised Deering as a a big play threat out of the backfield. Another development is that Paul Carrezola has moved ahead of D.C. Jefferson at tight end. Both should play if offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti's schemes are similar to what he ran at Pitt. It's good to see Carrezola finally living up to his promise, but Jefferson could be a tremendous asset if and when everything starts to click for him. Freshman DL Djwany Mera is seeing reps inside at tackle. Rutgers has one more scheduled practice Thursday before Saturday's scheduled Spring Game. Schiano said that the team will probably experiment with a few position changes with their remaining reps left on Thursday, as most spring games are typically very basic affairs that do not delve too deeply into a team's playbook.

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