The Week that Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features an agreement reached with Eddie Jordan as basketball coach.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review. So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news. To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired. All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed through the message boards.

On the Gridiron

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.

In Recruiting

Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) offensive tackle Damian Prince may visit Rutgers for Saturday's spring game.

Harrisburg (Pa.) running back Robert Martin visited Rutgers Saturday for its scrimmage and continues to have the Scarlet Knights in his top two alongside West Virginia.

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.

On the Hardwood

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.

Guard Jerome Seagears has one visit to Auburn done and will take four others before finding a new school. Leading scorer Elijah Carter received his release Friday and plans to explore all options.

Bench players Malick Kone and Vincent Garrett have releases to transfer and Mike Poole will also explore options.

Former commits Shane Rector and Chris Griffin picked new programs this week. Rector committed to Missouri on a visit and Griffin did the same at Auburn.


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