The above video comes from the official Rutgers football channel on YouTube. Rutgers unfortunately has seen its first major injury of the spring. Fifth-year senior Desmond Wynn, a projected started at guard on the offensive line, went down with a knee injury. His current status remains unclear at the moment. Schiano mentioned that Wynn was playing as well as anyone along the offensive line, so losing him for an extended period of time would be a considerable blow. In the meantime Rutgers is looking to get ready for its first spring scrimmage. Continuing on with the offensive line theme, Coach Schiano said that junior college transfer Dallas Hendrikson is still ahead of David Osei at center, but the competition is close. There may still be concerns in the secondary and defensive line, but priority #1 should still be fixing everything up front and establishing a functioning running game.
The official Rutgers football Youtube channel posted Coach Schiano's comments to the press from practice today. Schiano noticeably lavished praise on redshirt freshman receiver Brandon Coleman, wondering in hindsight whether Coleman should have played as a true freshman with Mohamed Sanu battling numerous injuries. Schiano further praised Scott Vallone's work in moving over to nose tackle. Vallone, of course, is more of a natural pass rusher, but he'll have to play the nose in an effort to see what promising underclassmen like Mike Larrow can do next to Vallone. And cross your fingers, but GS expressed some early cautious optimism about the offensive line. Andre Civil's up to 275 lbs. You wonder if David Osei will really give Dallas Hendrikson a push at center. He also singled out Brandon Jones and Logan Ryan at corner, with Gareef Glashen's status in question with a possible hand injury. Still, it's early. Assorted players right now are receiving praise, or inconspicuously are not, and you can only hope to get something in the way of answers from the upcoming team scrimmages. The last thing you want to see were last year's mass of unanswered questions and ambiguities.