The Rutgers football team opens training camp today, with practice taking place this morning. While the program is scheduled to practice 29 times over the next 19 days per Keith Sargeant, media availability is limited to six sessions. However, there will certainly be plenty of videos shared via the Rutgers Football twitter account. Here is a video released last night regarding check in day for the players on the eve of their first practice of training camp.
With a loaded schedule that includes five opponents that are ranked in the preseason coaches poll, there is no doubt Ash and the coaching staff will be pushing the players as hard as possible during camp. Here are five things that Rutgers must improve on this season.
Here is a full schedule of media availability regarding coaches and players throughout training camp. Head coach Chris Ash will address the media after all six practices that are open to them. Each coordinator and position coach will address the media once during training camp. Select players within those position groups will speak as well.
A few other key dates include an open practice to fans this Saturday, August 13th, Media Day the following day, and Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 21st.
Monday, August 8th
Head coach Chris Ash, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Drew Mehringer and select quarterbacks will be available after practice.
Wednesday, August 10th
Head coach Chris Ash, defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Jay Niemann and select linebackers will be available after practice.
Saturday, August 13th
The open practice will conclude the first week of training camp. The White and Yellow Lots will be open for parking. Fans will be able to greet the team as they enter the practice field.
Open practice on Saturday 8/13 on the Rutgers Football Field Turf. Gates open 3:30PM.— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) August 3, 2016
Sunday, August 14th
Rutgers Media Day will include all the players and coaches being available to the media at select times.
Wednesday, August 17th
Head coach Chris Ash, offensive line coach AJ Blazek and defensive line coach Shane Burnham, as well as select offensive and defensive linemen available after practice.
Friday, August 19th
Head coach Chris Ash, running backs coach Zak Kuhr and defensive backs coach Bill Busch, as well as select running backs and safeties available after practice.
Sunday, August 21st
Fan Appreciation Day will include an autograph session with certain players, activities for kids, players from other sports, and live music.
Tuesday, August 23rd
Head coach Chris Ash, wide receivers coach Jafar Williams and assistant defensive backs coach Aaron Henry, as well as select wide receivers and cornerbacks available after practice.
Friday, August 26th
Head coach Chris Ash, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Vince Okruch and select tight ends and specialists will be available after practice.
“The Hunt” officially begins today! Rutgers opens the 2016 season on Saturday, September 3rd at 2 p.m. est at #18 Washington.