Tuesday Practice Report: The Work Continues

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Kyle Flood met the media Tuesday with thoughts on quarterback Gary Nova's health, the challenges of Maryland's special teams and ties between the Terps and defensive line coach Jim Panagos.

Rutgers and Maryland continue preparations for their Saturday clash in College Park, Md.

The Headline -- Quarterback Gary Nova is no longer on the injury report, but not fully either in the eyes of head coach Kyle Flood.

“I don’t think he’ll be all the way back this season – maybe in a couple of weeks,” Flood said. “I think each week, he’s a little bit better and maybe a little bit closer to 100 percent, but I don’t think he’ll be 100 percent.”

Nova said he feels healthy enough to be effective, and that is all that matters.

“At this point, I feel like nobody’s 100 percent,” Nova said. “I’ve just got to fight through it. I’ve just got to go out there and have fun.”

Worth Noting -- With Lorenzo Waters questionable (lower body), safety Davon Jacobs told Scarlet Report he is ready for an increased role if it comes to that.

Quote of the Day -- “It would be a big deal, because we want to get our first Big Ten road win. We want to prove we can do it. We want to win this one.” -- Nova.

On the Other Side -- Maryland also holds a day-after-game teleconference with beat writers, and coach Randy Edsall spoke a lot about the play of senior tackle Jake Wheeler.

You can read about it over here.


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


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