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Rutgers OC Jerry Kill is evaluating his options and is expected to make a 'health related decision' on his future in the coming days.

Kill, 56, has epilepsy, and has dealt with seizures, including a "mild" one that hospitalized him in September. The former Minnesota Gophers coach was forced to resign due to the seizures in 2015, and spent 2016 with Kansas State in a "non-coaching" role. With recruiting picking up, the Scarlet Knights will likely want a decision soon, but coach Chris Ash has been reportedly telling recruits that Kill may not be with the team in 2018.
Dec 12 - 3:05 PM

Rutgers edge rusher Kemoko Turay accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 252-pounder is all potential and little production to this point. He earned Freshman All-American honors in 2014 by posting seven sacks, 8.5 TFL and three blocked kicks. In the three seasons since, he's collected a total of only seven sacks. This year, he did improve to 6.0 TFL. Turay combines length and athleticism, so he's going to get a long look.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 8 - 12:59 PM

Rutgers edge rusher Kemoko Turay received an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

We were excited about Turay during his redshirt sophomore season, but he plateaued since. Turay looks like a great athlete and, hopefully, he receives coaching to translate that into pass rushing success.
Dec 2 - 9:48 AM

Rutgers C Chris Ash received a two-year extension and had his contract reworked through the year 2022.

Ash will receive a raise from $2 million to $2.2 million a year starting next season, and the two additional years added on are worth $5.1 million total. Interestingly, this is Ash's first actual contract, as he spent the previous two seasons working Memorandum of Agreement with the promise of working out an official contract after finding out if there were going to be any sanctions that occurred under former Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood. In his two seasons at Rutgers, Ash has accrued a record of 6-18, but did jump from two to four wins in 2017.
Nov 27 - 3:04 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior RB Gus Edwards rushed for 10 yards on four carries in Saturday's 40-7 loss to Michigan State.

Just nothing doing for Edwards and the rest of the Scarlet Knights offense in this one. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound redshirt senior wraps up his season with 713 rushing yards and six touchdowns to his fair name. The yardage total is more than double his previous best for a season.
Nov 25 - 8:50 PM

NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy reports that Rutgers redshirt junior QB Giovanni Rescigno will start Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Scarlet Knights HC Chris Ash reopened the quarterback competition this week, with true freshman Johnathan Lewis battling it out with Rescigno for the right to start the team's final game of the campaign. It'll be Rescigno who takes the first snaps. He's started seven consecutive contests, though it would not surprise if Lewis received some run versus the Spartans depending on the flow of the game.
Source: NJ.com
Nov 25 - 2:44 PM

Rutgers HC Chris Ash has reopened the quarterback competition.

On Monday, Ash declined to say whether he was leaning towards starting junior Gio Rescigno or true freshman Johnathan Lewis in the finale against Michigan State this weekend. Rescigno has started six straight games, whereas Lewis has never started. "The last couple weeks, we have had conversations about the quarterback position a lot. We'll go through the week and evaluate it, and we'll play the person that gives us the best chance to win this next Saturday," Ash said. He indicated that the decision will be made before gameday. "We'll make a decision before that. I mean, that's what's right for the team. But we are not going to make a decision today, on Monday," Ash said. "We have got to go through some practices and we've got to look at what we need to do against Michigan State, which is a very good defense and see who gives us the best chance to win."
Source: Rivals
Nov 21 - 3:28 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior WR Janarion Grant (undisclosed) didn't travel with the team to Saturday's game at Indiana.

With his season ravaged by nagging injuries, Grant has recorded a meager 16-167-1 line this fall.
Nov 18 - 12:02 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior pass rusher Kemoko Turay was invited the NFLPA Bowl.

We're going to keep a close watch on Turay's process. The 6-foot-5, 252-pounder earned a Freshman All-American nod by posting seven sacks, 8.5 TFL and three blocked kicks back in 2014, showing explosion off the edge along with his obvious length. Since then, he’s more or less disappeared statistically, posting only 5.5 sacks total since the beginning of 2015. Turay could really help himself with a big pre-draft process showing.
Nov 14 - 4:09 PM

Rutgers redshirt sophomore DB Juwaun Harris could be moved back to wide receiver according to HC Chris Ash.

The Scarlet Knights have improved significantly in 2017 under Ash, but they're not getting much out of the passing game. Moving an athletic talent like Harris could help alleviate some of those struggles. "It's on the table, it's up for discussion,'' Ash said. "If Saquan Hampton is completely (healthy) ... then there is an opportunity to potentially move Jawuan back. We have not made that decision yet, though."
Source: NJ.com
Nov 13 - 6:50 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior WR/RB Janarion Grant (undisclosed) is questionable to play Saturday against Penn State.

Grant once again has battled injuries in 2017, and was held out of last week's win over Maryland. The talented playmaker's absence would likely mean more touches for Gus Edwards in the run game and more targets for Jerome Washington when the Scarlet Knights drop back to pass.
Nov 9 - 9:31 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior RB Gus Edwards rushed for 109 yards on 21 carries in Saturday's 31-24 win over Maryland.

Rutgers bowl-bound? Not quite yet, but the Scarlet Knights improved to 4-5 with Saturday's win. They'll need to come away victorious in two of their last three games to become eligible. Those three contests will come against Penn State, Indiana and Michigan State. For his part, Edwards has now rushed for 630 yards and six scores in nine contests. He's done lovely work to finally put it all together after a largely quiet career at Miami prior to transferring over to Rutgers.
Nov 4 - 8:48 PM

Miami four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Artur Sitkowski flipped his pledge to Rutgers.

Sitkowski (6'4/208) had been committed to Miami since February before he made his surprise flip to the Scarlet Knights on Wednesday. ESPN ranks the Bradenton, Florida, native -- originally from New Jersey -- as the No. 130 overall prospect in the 2018 class. He possesses one of the best arms in the cycle and can hit any window necessary. Whether Rutgers can hold onto the big new pledge will be one of the stories to watch as we head into the winter.
Nov 1 - 9:03 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior WR/RB Janarion Grant rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown on five carries in the school's 35-14 loss to Michigan on Saturday.

It has been a challenging season for Grant due to an ongoing leg injury, but this performance was the only spark for Rutgers. The 65-yard touchdown run was out of wildcat, and Grant kept it for the run and score.
Oct 28 - 3:50 PM

NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy reports that Rutgers has dismissed redshirt freshman WR Ahmir Mitchell due to a violation of team rules.

Mitchell continues to have himself a rocky collegiate career. He initially signed with Michigan as part of the 2016 cycle, but was subsequently suspended from the team for reasons unknown and proceeded to transfer to Rutgers last August. The 6-foot-3, 206-pounder sat out the past season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations, but was waylaid by a torn ACL in the spring and is still rehabbing from that injury. Just where the former four-star recruit might next turn is unclear.
Source: NJ.com
Oct 27 - 7:11 PM


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