Thanksgiving Practice Report: The Trek to 1-0

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – There are no days of for Rutgers football, which spent Thanksgiving morning in meetings and at practice. The Scarlet Knights and coach Kyle Flood enjoy a brief holiday celebration Thursday evening before the return to campus and trip down Interstate 95.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood wished all a happy Thanksgiving on his teleconference before delving into practice and final preparation for Maryland.

The Headline -- Rutgers worked up quite an appetite in its Thanksgiving morning practice, and now enjoys the holiday with family, friends and teammates.

Flood released players and coaches to celebrate the holiday before the return to Piscataway tomorrow for the bus trip to Maryland.

Whether at a teammate’s house or with Flood in New Brunswick, everyone has somewhere to go.

“I had the assistant coaches check back in with everybody to make sure everybody’s got somewhere to go,” Flood said. “Whether it’s just a couple or many, any way it works out is fine by me. The players will go home with other players [as well].”

Worth Noting -- Safeties Andre Hunt and Davon Jacobs worked extra time with the ones in practice this week, but starter Lorenzo Waters (questionable, lower body) did more as the week progressed.

“[Waters] did some stuff today,” Flood said. “But Andre and Jacobs are taking the bulk of the work in practice right now. I think they look good. Both of those guys have played for us in limited roles, and this week could have a bigger role. They are both very reliable guys, very hard-working, detail-oriented guys. It’s exciting for us to have them out there.”

Quote of the Day -- “It’s a lot of good memories of coaching practices on Thanksgiving. I don’t know that I’ve ever coached a game on Thanksgiving, but a lot of practices over the years for sure. That’s been a lot of fun. I got a lot of great texts from former players.” – Flood on relationship between Thanksgiving and football.

On the Other Side -- Rutgers has had three six-year seniors of its own in Mason Robinson, Edmond Laryea and Brian Duffy. Maryland honors one of its own in quarterback C.J. Brown, who put it all in perspective in an interview with Scout’s UMD affiliate.

You can read about it over here.


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