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Eagles WR coach Bob Bicknell worked out Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman on Monday.

Quron Pratt was also involved in the workout. Coleman generated plenty of buzz prior to his final season, but his play dipped and his production was not helped by a poor quarterback. Coleman should be a day three pick.
Apr 9 - 12:20 PM

Former Bucs assistant Ben McDaniels will join Rutgers' football staff to coach wide receivers.

McDaniels is the younger brother of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh, which makes things interesting since the two programs already have a strong pipeline. Rutgers is losing its top receiver, Brandon Coleman, to the NFL.
Feb 11 - 9:31 AM

Rutgers announced Ralph Friedgen as offensive coordinator on Saturday.

The former Maryland coach replaces Ron Prince, who bolted for a spot on the Detroit Lions' coaching staff. Friedgen, 66, went 75-50 as Maryland's coach from 2001-10.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 3 - 6:57 PM

Former Minnesota QB Philip Nelson transferred to Rutgers.

Nelson announced his intention to leave the Gophers earlier this month, citing a desire to find a more passer-friendly offensive system that suited his skill set. Chances are that Rutgers' hire of former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen as offensive coordinator helped convince Nelson to move to the East Coast. Nelson must sit out the 2014 season, but he'll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015. "For me, I am looking to play in a system that centers more around the pass game which utilizes my skill sets," Nelson said in a statement to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I am excited to go out and meet with programs that match up with my talents."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 6:22 PM

Minnesota sophomore QB Philip Nelson has an offer from Rutgers and visited the New Jersey campus on Sunday.

Although Rutgers is joining the Big 10, the Knights and Gophers aren't scheduled to face one another until 2016. St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Charley Walters wrote last week that Texas Tech appeared "to be the front-runner" for Nelson's services. Nelson announced his transfer intentions earlier this month, citing a desire to find a more pass-happy offensive system to suit his skill set.
Jan 26 - 9:00 PM

The Detroit Lions hired Rutgers offensive coordinator Ron Prince as assistant head coach/tight ends coach.

New Lions head coach Jim Caldwell worked with Prince in 2010 and 2011 when the former was Indianapolis' head coach and Prince was the Colts' assistant offensive line coach. Prince served as assistant offensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 and was previously head coach at Kansas State from 2006-08.
Jan 19 - 3:34 PM

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press opines that Texas Tech "appears to be the front-runner" for the services of Philip Nelson.

The predictions in Walters' Sunday notes columns are known to have huge swing-and-miss potential, but this tidbit at least passes the sniff test. The pass-happy Red Raiders are desperate for signal-callers after losing both Baker Mayfield and Michael Brewer to transfers within the past month, and Nelson said in his statement that he will look for "a system that centers more around the pass game which utilizes my skill sets." The former three-star recruit is also looking at UCLA, according to Walters.
Jan 19 - 3:07 PM

Minnesota sophomore QB Philip Nelson announced on Thursday that he will transfer.

Nelson, who just completed his true sophomore season, started 16 career games for the Gophers. This past season, he often platooned with Mitch Leidner, a run-first quarterback. "I have the utmost respect for Coach [Jerry] Kill and what he's done for this program," Nelson said in a statement. "I also want to reach out to all the great Minnesota fans that supported the football program and say thank you. Your effort makes a difference. I am looking to play in a system that centers more around the pass game which utilizes my skill sets. I am excited to go out and meet with programs that match up with my talents."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 6:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman posted 65 receiving yards and a touchdown on two receptions in the school's 29-16 win over Notre Dame.

Coleman ended the game on the ground, however, clutching his right shoulder after diving for an incomplete pass. He allowed a corner to get in front of his face for an interception, but Coleman did flash on a few plays. Expect him to be a second day selection.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman has declared for the NFL Draft.

Coleman 2012 season was much better than this past year, and evaluators will have to determine if that was due to poor quarterback play, injury, a regression in talent or a combination of the three. Coleman does boast great length and build up speed. He's likely a top-75 selection.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Rutgers senior OG Antwan Lowery announced that he will attend the 2014 East-West Shrine Game.

The senior from Miami will have to impress this winter to earn a selection in May's draft. Lowery is decent from a technical standpoint, but he is underwhelming physically and not an explosive athlete.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Rutgers junior OL Kaleb Johnson could enter the NFL draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Pauline is hearing the news from several sources. Johnson moved from tackle to guard prior to the season, but has experience on the right or the left edge. Having tape at three different positions could help Johnson's evaluation.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman is 50/50 on his upcoming NFL decision, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Pauline adds Coleman was set to make this his final year, but a down 2013 season may have altered that decision. Coleman has plenty of talent and an excellent frame, but he has failed to create as much separation this season and lost at the catch point too often. He has not been helped by quarterback play, however.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman caught six passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 52-17 loss to Cincinnati.

Coleman has had a down season, which can mostly be attributed to the play of Gary nova. The redshirt junior, who we expect to declare for May's draft, is a long strider who could thrive in today's NFL. Coleman's touchdown would not have counted in the NFL, since he only got one foot down, but he displayed some nice awareness in the corner of the endzone.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Former Rutgers sophomore CB Jevon Tyree, who recently left the program, claims defensive coordinator Dave Cohen bullied and verbally abused him.

The news comes seven months after the Rutgers head basketball coach was fired for bullying his players. During a spring study hall session, Cohen "got in Tyree's face, called him a "p---y" and a "b---h" and threatened to head-butt him," the Tyrees told NJ.com. The event reportedly took place in April.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 02:49:00 PM


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