10 in 10: Rutgers Spring Game

ScarletReport.com's post-game package goes much deeper than the stats and the nuts and bolts of the game. The "10 in 10" feature gives Rutgers 10 not-so-noticeable notes that each can be read in 10 seconds or less. The breezy format is perfect for office water-cooler talk the day after a game.

As part of ScarletReport.com's post-game coverage, the "10 in 10" segment gives you 10 not-so-noticeable things that took place in the Rutgers spring game.

It is designed for each of the 10 quick-hitters to be read in 10 seconds or less. Here are the 10 from the Scarlet-White scrimmage at High Point Solutions Stadium.

1. Wrecking Ball -- When Kemoko Turay is on the field, something interesting is going to happen. Turay yet again showed incredible burst and a quick twitch in rushing the quarterback. Turay has a lot to learn about technique and execution, and it starts with not hitting the quarterbacks in the spring game.

2. Inconsistencies -- What fans saw from Carlton Agudosi Saturday is what we've seen all spring. Agudosi is athletic, and does a great job getting open. For a 6-foot-5 receiver, he needs to be more aggressive in going after the football and make sure he catches the easy ones.

3. The Fridge's Plan -- Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen was not at the spring game because of a kidney stone. The plays, however, came from a script he wrote. Associate head coach Norries Wilson made the calls in his stead, but what you saw during the spring game is a vanilla version of what to expect from Friedgen.

4. The Peoples Elbow -- Running back Desmon Peoples showed the same shiftiness and toughness that he did in last year's spring game. The difference came in how he handled his assignments. Peoples is most improved as a pass protector, where he saved a sack against Gary Nova by chipping Darnell Davis Jr. off-balance early in the second quarter.

5. Nova in the Lead -- Gary Nova would be Kyle Flood's starter if a game took place tomorrow. The battle has not been decided, but the senior with the starting experience has a clear edge, and that statement was backed up by the amount of first-team reps he got Saturday.

6. Laviano Struggles -- Red-shirt freshman Chris Laviano's final stat line was not an accurate representation of his spring. He went incomplete on all nine of his pass attempts and threw the only pick of the day. Laviano was more of a victim of drops than any of the other quarterbacks, but showed things need to slow down before he can see live action.

7. Walk-on Noise -- Defensive end Darnell Davis Jr. deserves credit for an impressive spring. He came to Rutgers as a linebacker before moving to the R and has a chance to see the field this year. Davis gave the first-team offensive line fits with his quickness and hands, and played with passion.

8. Sanu Comparisons -- Sophomore Janarion Grant is nothing like Mohamed Sanu with his skillset, but could see a similar role in 2014. Flood compared his slot responsibilities to what Sanu did as a junior. Grant's drag route almost set him loose for a passing touchdown before getting caught at the 1-yard line.

9. Lott Will Contribute -- True freshman Kam Lott could contribute right away in a shallow defensive secondary. He is 5-foot-9, but is not afraid to play physical. Agudosi and Andre Patton gave him problems with size, but Lott always seemed to have a hand in the way of the pass.

10. Giving Back -- Rutgers continues to be a great friend of the Special Olympics, and the final five minutes of the game was the best part for the players. Credit the young man that scored from 40 yards out. Damaso Munoz would have been proud of that touchdown celebration.


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