This was written by Coach Ash, and it is a great look at the changes he has implemented, and how he runs things!
I posted on UWDawgPound a while ago, and there were a bunch of good comments from people on what to do, where to eat/drink.
Rutgers football head coach Chris Ash spoke with the media after the team's first practice of fall training camp on Monday. He spoke about the quarterback competition, the difference between the team doing well in conditioning workouts versus making progress on the practice field, and his positive thoughts on where the team is compared to the spring.
Rutgers football head coach Chris Ash spoke today in Chicago at Big Ten Media Days. It was his first appearance addressing the national media as a head coach. He spoke with his usual enthusiasm and detailed plan for the program. It is a must watch for all Rutgers fans!
The other day, our Aaron Breitman posted the remarkable Jim Valvano's Espy's speech. You get goosebumps when you hear it. Want more goosebumps if you're a Rutgers fan? Try the Tweet that Rutgers Athletics put out in recognition of the Espys and RU's favorite son, Jimmy V.
Earlier this week, assistant basketball coach Max Sass from Wesleyan College wrote a great article about a recent meeting with Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell. His interview gives great insight to Pikiell's background and plans for his future at Rutgers. The conversation is just another example that highlights Pikiell as an engaging, genuine person who loves basketball and talking about it. Well done by coach Sass and best of luck to him on his journey through the coaching ranks.
Rutgers has secured a huge commitment in former TCU QB Zach Allen. He was listed as a dual-threat QB in high school and has great size at 6-3 210. He graduated TCU in 3 years so is immediately eligible for Rutgers and will have 2 years of eligibility remaining. He will dive right into a QB competition that could feature 4 different players. We also wrote all about Allen here.
Holding a satellite camp at the high school is one thing. Having the Michigan head coach speak at graduation is pushing the envelope. But playing a game at the Big House? NCAA, are you even awake?
"You know, when the draft is over, there are a lot of guys that you had a lot of feeling for. Your scouts had a lot of feeling for that you think are going to fit into the scheme. And it's a matter of trying to sell that to them and how it can best match their skills. He was a guy, I remember one of the scouts coming to me a couple weeks before the draft and asking me to look at him. Knowing we weren't going to have a whole lot of draft picks and we were going to have to hit on some of those free agents. I saw a stat, you guys would probably have to look it up more than I know, but it had something to do with like Pro Bowl players and it was like the number of first rounders of first Pro Bowl players, number of second rounders, number of third rounders. Well, after first, second, third rounders, by far the greatest concentration of Pro Bowl players have come from undrafted free agents. We just talked about Rodney McLeod coming in the same way. Those guys all have an opportunity. He's played inside and outside, he's strong. Like a lot of rookies his head is swimming right now. They're working really hard to try to get ahead of the curve so that when camp comes, they can show their very best. He's on the right track, but he's got a long way to go."