Delaware coach Brock Talks Rutgers Offense

Newly hired Delaware head coach Dave Brock spoke with the Rutgers media in a Friday teleconference to discuss the transition to his new job. Brock went in-depth on his experiences as Rutgers offensive coordinator, the 1-4 finish to the season and his plans to build his own staff.

Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood established himself as the voice of the program in his first year. But with former offensive coordinator Dave Brock now gone to run FCS powerhouse Delaware, he discussed his time at Rutgers in a teleconference with New Jersey media and said he deserves the blame for the poor offensive finish to the 2012 season.

"There were certainly things that I wish we would have done better and I [identify] myself as the culprit," Brock said. "I think when you don't have the production you'd like to have, it falls on me. … I felt like what we had tried to do [against Louisville] was exactly what we needed to do and we were in complete control of the game and a couple of things happened. We didn't make a couple plays, a penalty, a turnover."

Brock, who ran the same scheme as Frank Cignetti did in 2011 with Rutgers, said the performance fell short of the team's statistical goals.

"Coming into the Rutgers situation with Kyle, they had a system in place that Kyle felt strongly about and wanted to keep the players that were recruited there and that's what we did," Brock said. "I think we had a great opportunity to be successful. Would we have liked to have been more successful statistically? I think yes.

"The ultimate goal in those games was to win and move on and put ourselves in a position that we ultimately got to, where we had a game to win and go to the Sugar Bowl."

Starting quarterback Gary Nova, who 2,695 yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions under Brock, will now have his fourth offensive coordinator in as many years dating back to Don Bosco Prep.

"I think [Nova] would be the first one to tell you that he didn't play as well as he would have liked to, but I think Gary has got a tremendous future," Brock said. "I think he's got a very, very bright future."

When asked if he would target any Rutgers staff members in building his own group of assistant coaches, Brock said he plans to look inside before outside for new hires.

Brock plans to meet individually with the remaining Delaware assistants as his first step in building a staff.

"Right now, I'm in the situation that I'm going to try to find out exactly what I have and what I have the ability to offer," Brock said. "When you're asking people to move themselves and their families to a new place, you want to make sure that you give them detailed and accurate information and that's I want to do now. I want to do it right, not fast."


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