Moving into the second half of spring camp, coach Kyle Flood and players addressed the latest developments from practice.
The Headline -- 2014 offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen returned to Rutgers Monday for a week in his new role as a special assistant to Flood. Friedgen stepped down after National Signing Day in lieu of Ben McDaniels.
“Ralph came in yesterday, so I had a chance to meet with him yesterday and meet with him this morning before practice,” Flood said. “He’s going to be with us through the week and again just a tremendous resource for the head coach and really everybody on the team. He’s somebody who’s been an offensive coordinator, been a head coach, been a defensive coordinator in his career. There’s no limit to the knowledge he brings to the program.”
Worth Noting -- Flood compared junior Quanzell Lambert to departing defensive end David Milewski when it comes to a potential 2015 role. In addition to a starting spot at the “R” hybrid position, Lambert could work at every position on the line.
“It would depend a little on our depth in the fall, but Quanzell is another really smart football player who is a powerful athlete, an explosive guy,” Flood said. “He’s played [defensive end]. He can play three-technique. He can play nose. He’s played R. There’s a lot of things he can do.”
Quote of the Day -- “Coach [Jeremy] Cole made me get into shape whether I liked it or not, so it really helped me down the long run. I’m mentally prepared to do a lot of things I’m doing now.” – Offensive lineman Tariq Cole on his physical transformation to 320 pounds.
Now sit back and take in Flood’s press conference.