Schiano Notebook: Wednesday Press Briefing

PICSATAWAY, N.J. — The practice schedule moves up a day this week with kickoff coming Friday night. After Wednesday's practice, head coach Greg Schiano met with the media for the final time before the game to discuss the projected starters on the offensive line and more.

PICSATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano expects to start the same five offensive linemen against Louisville that he did last week against Navy.

Against the Midshipmen, senior Art Forst started at right guard for the first time this season.

From left to right, the expected starters are Andre Civil, Desmond Wynn, Caleb Ruch, Forst and Kaleb Johnson.

"That looks like what we'll go with," Schiano said. "We're going to play multiple guys. We're not just going to play five."

Coordinator Change

By changing offensive coordinators midway through the season, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong made it even harder on Schiano to prepare on a short week.

"It's not really different, but you can see somebody else is calling [the plays]," Schiano said. "… There are differences. They haven't yet made wholesale changes.

"I think you have to watch [the film from the first coordinator]," Schiano said. "The line coach is still the same. The line coach is going to have a huge impact and input in the run game. You have to look at all that stuff."

Last Year

In watching last year's 40-13 loss to Louisville on tape, Schiano said there are parts that are simply hard to watch. In the game, Rutgers surrendered nine sacks for the second time that season and Chas Dodd threw two interceptions.

"I like to try to just forget game seven on," Schiano said. "I had to watch it in preparation, but I have to tell you, it's hard to watch." Health Update

Schiano said the team is doing well from a health standpoint.

"I think we're OK," Schiano said. "I think we're in pretty good shape."

Game Captains

Schiano named Joe Martinek, Desmond Stapleton, Brandon Jones and Ka'Lial Glaud as game captains for Friday's game.


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