The depth chart for the Howard game was released this morning and there were no surprises.
QB: Chris Laviano / Gio Rescigno OR Zach Allen
RB: Justin Goodwin / Robert Martin OR Josh Hicks
TE: Nick Arcidiacono / Matt Flanagan
WR: Carlton Agudosi or John Tsimis / Jawuan Harris
WR: Janarion Grant / Dacoven Bailey OR John Tsimis
WR: Andre Patton / Vance Matthews
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: Chris Ash said he won’t comment on injuries unless its a long term issue....there was no update on the status of Robert Martin...Ash confirmed Ahmir Mitchell is coming to Rutgers and cannot play this season......Ash said nothing changed in his evaluation of Chris Laviano after the Washington game. No mention of the backup either, although Ash said on Saturday Gio Rescigno would have been the next QB to playDrew Mehringer indicated Josh Hicks has earned more carries, but Justin Goodwin is still slated to start against Howard.
DE: Quanzell Lambert / Darnell Davis
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 / Najee Clayton
CB: Isaiah Wharton / Ross Douglas
FS: Saquan Hampton / Kiy Hester
SS: Anthony Cioffi / Lawrence Stevens
CB: Blessuan Austin / Damon Hayes
Notes: Defensive coordinator Jay Niemann praised both Kiy Hester and Darius Hamilton regarding their performances against Washington.
K: David Bonagura / Jared Smolar
P: Michael Cintron / Tim Gleeson
LS: Alan Lucy / Matthew Sportelli
Notes: No surprises here and it should remain the same for the whole season.
With no changes to the depth chart for week 2, the team can hope to gain more continuity ahead of Saturday’s game against Howard. Something to watch for will be how much the true freshman that played against Washington perform in game two, as well as if any other freshman see their first action in the home opener.
Ash says he will continue the Scarlet Walk tradition before the game. #rutgers— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) September 5, 2016
Ash offers a vote of confidence for Laviano, saying he is the starter. Also says he needs to protect the ball better. #rutgers— Keith Sargeant (@KSargeantNJ) September 5, 2016