Wednesday Practice Report: Spring Game Prep

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers coach Kyle Flood spoke with the media for the final time before Friday’s spring game, which included thoughts on the game itself and individual players in the final week of action.

Coach Kyle Flood met the media Wednesday to preview his Friday scarlet-white spring game under the lights.

The Headline -- Rutgers remains undecided on the format of its Friday spring game as the Scarlet Knights approach practice 14 out of 15. Flood faces injury concerns at multiple key positions, including only eight offensive linemen in shape for the game.

“We’re going to get together this afternoon and look at what’s available to us,” Flood said. “Our preference is to have a scarlet and a white [team] and play it as a game. My gut tells me we’ll be able to do that, but until I get the medical report this afternoon, I won’t be able to say for sure.”

Quarterbacks Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig fall under the spotlight in Friday’s scrimmage in a competition that will last into training camp. Flood does not know how he will break down reps for his two co-starters.

“I haven’t made a decision either way on it,” Flood said.

Worth Noting -- Brandon Russell went non-contact for the first time this spring, but Isaiah Johnson remains the primary option in the middle for the Scarlet Knights.

“He’s making plays within the defense,” Flood said on Johnson. “He’s a physical football player. He’s an excellent tackle. Those things are exciting to see for any of the players that are in their first semester or getting a chance to do this for the first time.”

Quote of the Day -- “Friday should be fun, but I think the scrimmages we had in the last week were more fun. The spring game is good, but we don’t do as much and kind of dumb things down.” – Safety Davon Jacobs.

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

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