Monday Practice Report: On to Detroit

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- On-campus practices are complete for Rutgers, which flies to Detroit Monday afternoon for the Quick Lane Bowl. Coach Kyle Flood met the media for the final time in New Jersey before bowl week officially kicks off in the Motor City.

Hours before the bus trip to Newark Liberty International Airport, Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood and players discussed their final practice in New Jersey.

The Headline -- It’s off to Detroit for Rutgers football. The Scarlet Knights leave for the Quick Lane Bowl Monday afternoon and arrive in downtown Detroit in time for Monday Night Raw.

Practices at Ford Field begin Tuesday morning for the Scarlet Knights, who face North Carolina Friday in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.

“I thought it was really good,” Flood said on the final practice in New Jersey. “I thought it was really intense, energetic practice. It was good to see that, and I would expect to see that tomorrow when we [go to Ford Field].”

Worth Noting -- Michigan-native Giovanni Rescigno will be the scout team quarterback in Detroit with Hayden Rettig unable to travel. The mobile true freshman impressed so far with his role scouting Marquise Williams.

“I think now, you look at him toward the end of the year, he’s throwing the ball better,” Flood said. “I think he’s gotten more accustomed to how Ralph [Friedgen] wants his footwork and the drops and the things that are a lot different than what he experienced in high school.”

Quote of the Day -- “It’s just sinking in now. I’ve spent a lot of time in the bubble, and this is it for me practicing in here. I’m just trying to keep the emotions in check until after the game, but it’s really hit me over the last day or so.” – senior guard Kaleb Johnson.

On the Other Side -- Dan Disch and North Carolina stick with the 4-2-5 defense during bowl practice. After a coordinator change, Inside Carolina broke down what Rutgers likely faces in Friday’s Quick Lane Bowl.

You can read about it over here.


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


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