Tuesday Practice Report: Cold Front

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Wind and freezing temperatures attacked the Rutgers practice fields with the Scarlet Knights in full preparation mode for Michigan State. Newly bowl eligible, head coach Kyle Flood broke down the latest after practice concluded.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood spoke to the media after Tuesday’s practice, including updates on the running back spot and thoughts on Michigan State.

The Headline -- The biggest challenge for Rutgers Tuesday came from Mother Nature. The coldest practice of the year, featuring high winds, kept most of the roster in sweatpants for a full session.

“Once you get moving around, you really don’t feel it,” Flood said. “It’s only the guys standing around like the coaches that actually feel it. The players once they get moving around, I don’t see any difference.”

A few, including senior lineman Kaleb Johnson, were crazy enough to practice in shorts.

“I don’t think you ever get used to it but the other team is cold too,” said senior cornerback Gareef Glashen. “Just suck it up.”

Worth Noting -- With Desmon Peoples questionable, either Josh Hicks or Robert Martin will start this week at running back, Flood said. Whichever starts becomes the fourth of the year at tailback behind Peoples, Paul James and Justin Goodwin.

Quote of the Day -- “I would put myself at receiver – best hands on the team,” quarterback Gary Nova on what would happen if he worked with the scout team.

On the Other Side -- Michigan State took care of business 37-15 against Maryland after a slow start. The Spartans bounced back after their loss against Ohio State.

You can read about it over here.

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

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