Wednesday Practice Report: More from Flood

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first open session to beat writers since training camp. After practice, head coach Kyle Flood spoke about some early standouts and the buildup to the season opener.


The Headline – Rutgers got creative when it comes to fans in the season on time for kickoff. With $100,000 on the line for students, junior kicker Janarion Grant has plenty of pressure of the opening kickoff.

Grant, should he return the first kick for a touchdown, wins cash for his classmates that are in their seats on time.

“He’d probably get booed [if he takes a knee],” said head coach Kyle Flood. “Sometimes that’s a good decision and that’s what happens.”

Grant returned his first college touch for a 100-yard score against Fresno State. With money on the line Saturday, he wants a taste of the action if he puts up six more points.
“That’s what I’ve got to find out,” Grant said. “I’m hoping too because that’s money right there.”


Worth Noting  -- Sophomore quarterback Hayden Rettig was not available to the media today, in what would have been his only opportunity to discuss the game before kickoff.

Quote of the Day -- “They always pick on [walk-on Chris Parker] because of how small he is, but he’s very quick. He’s quick like me. We have that type of speed. We’re going to use it to the best of our ability.” – Grant.


Around the Big Ten – Injury issues continue for former Rutgers target and now-sophomore Penn State tight end Adam Breneman For more information, click here.


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