Rutgers Around The Web: 8/5

RB Desmon Peoples (No. 6) - The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

Rounding up some weekend links ICYMI.

Three practices are in the books, and Rutgers is that much closer to gameday. Some quick thoughts from this past weekend's practice:

  • So far, RB & TE depth look pretty green at this point. Both units will need a week or two to establish any form of a pecking order
  • Nova continues to receive praise from the work ethic he showed this offseason. Coming to camp in better shape and focusing on finishing has helped him become a better leader. We'll have to wait and see whether that translates to better consistency on the field.
  • WR is looking very good. Leonte Carroo is making a strong case for No. 2 receiver, and Carlton Agudosi was said to have had a very productive offseason in the weight room. Aside from Quron Pratt, drops seem to be very minor.
  • Expect lots of tinkering in the secondary. Tejay Johnson seems to be trying out for every position except D-line, while Deering is still holding steady at safety. Toler looks like he is starting to settle into his role as a veteran player, and Ian Thomas is looking like a solid DB for the next couple of years.
Here are some links from over the weekend ICYMI:

Practice Review

RVision: @KyleFloodRU Practice 3 #RCamp13 - YouTube
RFootball head coach Kyle Flood spoke with members of the media following Sunday's practice.

Betim Bujari’s return to center is one constant along Rutgers’ offensive line | Scarlet Scuttlebutt
Ryan Dunleavy gives his take on the state of the RU offensive line.

Gary Nova, Brandon Coleman and Jamil and Jamal Merrell named Rutgers’ captains | SNY Rutgers
Matt Sugam over at SNY announces the Rutgers captains for the 2013 season.

Rutgers adds three walk-ons | SNY Rutgers
Find out who will be paying his own way onto the football team this year.

Rutgers' Paul James and Desmon Peoples part of battle to back up Savon Huggins | NJ.com
Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger breaks down the RB competition for the No. 2 spot.

Recruiting Roundup

Rutgers recruiting nuggets: Recapping Samuel, Blacknall and Slade's unofficial visits | NJ.com
Rutgers recruiting guru Todderick Hunt gives us an update on some blue-chip RU prospects.

The All-Big Ten Recruit Team, July edition: Michigan, Ohio State dominate - SBNation.com
SB Nation Recruiting details the All-B1G Recruit team, and RU commit Kiy Hester makes the list.

Hodge Podge

Star Auburn transfer Michael Dyer chooses Louisville as next destination - SBNation.com
Rodger Sherman of our very own SB Nation reports on the transfer of Michael Dyer, the former offensive POTG in the 2011 BCS title game, to the University of Louisville. He is expected to have immediate eligibility.

Best of college football's preseason media days - CBSSports.com
Dennis Dodd of CBS provides a nice recap of all of the conference media days. He drops an interesting tidbit by hinting that B1G expansion isn't over yet.

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