It was an injury-plagued week for the Scarlet Knights, which lost a handful of practice players for the rest of camp. Starting defensive tackle Isaac Holmes will sit the rest of camp after a minor wrist procedure. Rutgers also lost running back Dontea Ayres to an injury in Saturday's scrimmage.
Saturday's scrimmage displayed a strong performance for the Rutgers passing game. Throwing five touchdowns in a two-hours scrimmage, the Rutgers quarterbacks impressed at High Point Solutions Stadium. Starter Gary Nova threw two touchdowns and remains turnover free in scrimmages this spring.
Coach Kyle Flood and receiver Miles Shuler held a press conference Friday in Long Branch, N.J., to promote special activities at Saturday's upcoming spring game. To raise awareness and money for Hurricane Sandy victims, Rutgers will wear the names of New Jersey towns hurt by the storm on the back of their uniforms.
Rutgers honored Maj. Robert Movshin at Thursday's practice by giving him a special presentation at the conclusion. Movshin, a Rutgers graduate, gave Rutgers a flag flown overseas to bring out of the locker room for games last season.
Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) offensive tackle Damian Prince may visit Rutgers for Saturday's spring game.
Rutgers is in the top four for Southern Regional (Manahawkin, N.J.) tight end Mike Gesicki, who visited Saturday for the scrimmage.
Detroit Country Day (Beverley Hills, Mich.) receiver Maurice Ways received a Rutgers offer Monday on the first day of the spring evaluation period. Ways is the top receiver option for committed Rutgers quarterback Tyler Wiegers. Ways added to a big week with a Michigan offer Thursday.
Rutgers and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan reached an agreement worth approximately $6.25 million over five years to become head coach. Jordan is a Rutgers product and helped lead the Scarlet Knights to the Final Four in 1976.
Jordan, who replaces Mike Rice, will officially take over Tuesday after a Board of Governors meeting at 2:30 p.m. is held to formalize the deal.
Jordan has the immediate task of keeping a team together that is on the verge of breaking apart. More than half the roster is exploring transfer options with some already out the door.