Wednesday Practice Report: Impending Blackout

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Wednesday marks the final full practice for Rutgers heading into another night game at High Point Solutions Stadium. Coach Kyle Flood, fresh off of a new commitment to the 2015 class, broke down the latest in preparing for Michigan. Flood discussed practice details, Desmon Peoples' rise to a starting spot and more in a seven-minute session.

The Headline -- Lack of depth with injuries has Rutgers coach Kyle Flood examining changes in practice preparation. The scout team continues to serve its purpose on both sides of the ball, but Rutgers will do more 11-on-11 drills with the ones against each other.

Rutgers ended Wednesday’s practice with a ones vs ones session.

“It’s hard with our numbers right now to get the perfect scout team look,” Flood said. “You saw today that we did a period at the end of practice that was ones vs ones. That’s the best look we can get is to try to play against our first-team defense and to try to play against our first-team wide receivers.”

The Scarlet Knights significantly limit contact during the week to avoid injuries and stay fresh.

Worth Noting -- Rutgers is confident in going eight deep on the offensive line leading up to kickoff against Michigan. Walk-on Bryan Leoni can fill in at left tackle or center with Dorian Miller at guard and J.J. Denman at right tackle.

Quote of the Day -- “We do well against them because we have speed too. We like that challenge – always exciting.” – safety Lorenzo Waters on preparing for a mobile quarterback.

On the Other Side -- Michigan’s president, Mark Schlissel, is the latest to offer an apology regarding the handling of Shane Morris’ injury against Minnesota.

You can read the latest on Scout.com’s Michigan site over here.


Now sit back and take in Flood’s press conference.


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