Rutgers Training Camp Report: Practice 1

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Kyle Flood spoke with the media after today's first practice of training camp. Flood revealed his first injury report and depth chart of the summer prior to practice with 11 contested starting positions.

Rutgers completed its first training camp practice of 2015 today, and coach Kyle Flood spoke with reporters following the two-hour session.

The Headline -- The first depth chart of the year launched before today’s practice. Most notable, Flood named Razohnn Gross as a co-starter at fullback with Sam Bergen. He also displayed left guard as a position battle between sophomore Dorian Miller and red-shirt freshman Tariq Cole, who was not available for comment after today’s practice.

“I see [competition] as a good thing,” Flood said. “I think it’s more a function of depth than anything else. It’s exciting.”

The quarterback battle continues with both Hayden Rettig and Chris Laviano working closely alongside new offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels.

Worth Noting -- Junior lineman Quanzell Lambert worked at nose tackle today, and said he is up to 255 pounds.

“From a leadership standpoint, Quanzell does a great job from being unselfish, from being a team-first guy, he does a great job. Quanzell has always been a player who says ‘Coach put me wherever is best for the team and that’s where I’ll play.’”

Scarlet Report Standout -- Cornerback Dre Boggs. The sophomore looked healthy, and impressed with a pick six during the most competitive portion of practice. Boggs attacked the football consistently.

Quote of the Day -- “I need to [prove] that I’m confident enough to make those calls and get it going.” – junior Derrick Nelson on center position battle.

Around the Big Ten -- Penn State coach James Franklin dismissed freshman Daiquan Kelly from the program heading into training camp. Kelly flipped from Syracuse to Penn State last year, and also considered Rutgers. For more information, click here.


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