There are no major changes on the depth chart, with the exception of new starters in replace of Janarion Grant and Quanzell Lambert. Both are officially out for the season. Here is one note of interest that Ash has mentioned so far, which we will discuss in greater length later on.
Ash doesn't know if Grant can get redshirt. He is going to petition the NCAA. #Rutgers— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) September 26, 2016
QB: Chris Laviano / Gio Rescigno OR Zach Allen
RB: Robert Martin / Josh Hicks OR Justin Goodwin
TE: Nick Arcidiacono / Matt Flanagan
WR: Jawuan Harris / John Tsimis
WR: John Tsimis / Vance Matthews
WR: Andre Patton / Carlton Agudosi
LT: Tariq Cole / Zack Heeman
LG: Dorian Miller / Zach Venesky
C: Derrick Nelson / Jonah Jackson
RG: Chris Muller / Marcus Applefield
RT: J.J. Denman / Kamaal Seymour
Notes: With Janarion Grant out for the season, John Tsimis takes over his starting spot on the depth chart at receiver....Vance Matthews moves onto the two deep, backing up Tsimis.....There is no change at quarterback, Chris Laviano is still the starter with Zach Allen and Gio Rescigno listed as co-backups for the fifth straight week.
DE: Darnell Davis / Jimmy Hogan OR Ron’Dell Carter
NT: Sebastian Joseph / Kevin Wilkins
DT: Darius Hamilton / Jon Bateky
DE: Julian Pinnix-Odrick /Myles Nash
WLB: Trevor Morris / Eric Margolis
MLB: Deonte Roberts / Kevin Marquez
SLB: Greg Jones / Ronnie James OR Tyreek Maddox-Williams
CB: Isaiah Wharton / Ross Douglas
FS: Kiy Hester / K.J. Gray
SS: Anthony Cioffi / Lawrence Stevens
CB: Blessuan Austin / Damon Hayes
Notes: With Quanzell Lambert out for the season, backup Darnell Davis moves into the starting role one defensive end spot.....Jimmy Hogan and Ron’Dell Carter are listed as co-backups to Davis....While Darius Hamilton took a chop block against Iowa and was limping late in the game, his status as starter remains unchanged.
K: David Bonagura / Jared Smolar
P: Michael Cintron / Tim Gleeson
LS: Alan Lucy / Matthew Sportelli
Notes: With Grant out, Jawuan Harris will most likely be the primary kickoff and punt returner moving forward.
We will have full commentary of head coach Chris Ash’s press conference and his comments on the changes and status of the team later this afternoon.