Spring Game Review

On April 23rd, Head Coach Greg Schiano concluded his fifth spring camp at Rutgers with the annual Spring Game. The Scarlet team defeated the White team 23-3 in a contest that was compromised by a rash of injuries that substantially affected roster composition and competitiveness. Here is a detailed look at the Spring Game.


On April 23rd, Head Coach Greg Schiano concluded his fifth spring camp at Rutgers with the annual spring game.  The Scarlet team defeated the White team 23-3 in a contest that was compromised by a rash of injuries that substantially affected roster composition and competitiveness.  Living in Sacramento, I missed spring camp.  Big surprise.  However, thanks to the aggressive marketing of the athletic department, the Spring Game was televised on tape delay on five different cable networks – Madison Square Garden, Fox College Sports Atlantic, College Sports TV, Comcast, and Sun Sports.  I was able to record the game.  Since there really isn't much else going on of interest in the sports world beside the NBA playoffs – and the Kings are long since dead – I took some time to review the game in detail.  To provide a little perspective, I'll review the rosters of each team first.  Then, I'll recap the game and offer some thoughts on the game.  Lastly, I'll hand out my game balls for the Scarlet-White game. 


Schiano did not have enough players – even including walk-ons – to field two full teams for the Spring Game.  A severe shortage of OL meant a seven-man OLine rotation played both ways.  Schiano couldn't match first team against second team (or first team offense against first team defense) because both units were heavily depleted.  Schiano divided his roster unequally among the White and Scarlet teams.  The White comprised 13 first team players versus only 3 for the Scarlet (each of whom were OL that played both ways).  Furthermore, all six walk-on starters were assigned to the Scarlet team (a seventh, an OL, played both ways).  Here is a look at the Scarlet-White game roster, as near as I could determine from my review, with starters listed first (and each player's approximate depth chart ranking in parenthesis). 


Scarlet-White Game Roster

Scarlet Team


White Team


RS Sr Chris Baker (2nd)


RS Sr Tres Moses (1st)

RS So Pedro Sosa (1st)

So Jeremy Zuttah (1st LG)


RS So Pedro Sosa (1st)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd RG)

So Jeremy Zuttah (1st)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd RG)


So Jeremy Zuttah (1st)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd RG)

Joe Giacobbe (walk-on, 3rd)

Fr Dave McClain (4th)


Joe Giacobbe (walk-on, 3rd)

Fr Dave McClain (4th)

RS Sr John Glass (1st)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd)


RS Sr John Glass (1st)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd)

RS So Mike Fladell (2nd)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd RG)


RS So Mike Fladell (2nd)

RS Jr Randy Boxill (2nd RG)

RS Jr Anthony Cali (4th)


RS So Brad Listorti (3rd)

Kevin Brock (walk-on)

Wayne Morse (walk-on)


RS Fr Keith Taylor (3rd)

RS So Terrence Shawell (2nd)


Sr Ryan Hart (1st)

EJ Barthel (walk-on)


RS Jr Ishmael Medley (1st)

So Jean Beljour (3rd FB)


RS Sr Clarence Pittman (3rd)


RS Sr Piana Lukabu (2nd)


Sr Val Barnaby (1st)

RS So Eric Foster (2nd DE)


RS Jr Cameron Stephenson (2nd)

RS Fr Carl Howard (3rd)

Fr Jon Pierre-Etienne (3rd DE)


RS Fr Carl Howard (3rd)

Fr Jon Pierre-Etienne (3rd DE)

RS Fr Jamaal Westerman (2nd)


RS Sr Ryan Neill (1st)

Jr Quintero Frierson (2nd)


Sr Will Gilkison (2nd MLB)

B. Tracey (walk-on)


Jr DeVraun Thompson (1st)

RS Fr Chenry Lewis (3rd)


RS Jr William Beckford (1st)

So Anthony Miller (2nd)


Jr Joe Porter (1st)

Brandon Wood (walk-on)


So Ron Girault (1st)

Brandon Renkhart (walk-on)

RS So Kenny Gillespie (3rd)


Sr Jason Nugent (1st)

Nkosi Remy (walk-on)


Sr Corey Barnes (3rd)


The following players missed the Scarlet-White game:

  • RS Jr WR Shawn Tucker (1st) – groin
  • Jr WR Marcus Daniels (3rd) – groin
  • RS Jr TE Clark Harris (1st) – shoulder
  • Jr TE Sam Johnson (2nd) – head
  • RS Fr QB Mike Teel (3rd) – ankle
  • RS Jr TB Brian Leonard (1st) – achilles tendon
  • Jr FB Justise Hairston (2nd) – ankle
  • Sr TB Markis Facyson (2nd) – knee
  • So TB Dimitri Linton (4th) – knee
  • RS Sr RT Sameeh McDonald (1st) – knee
  • RS Jr C William Vogt (1st) – shoulder
  • So LG Corey Hyman (2nd) – shoulder
  • RS C So Dan Mazan (2nd) – shoulder
  • RS Fr LT Mike Gilmartin (2nd) – knee
  • Sr DT Luis Rivas (1st) – ???
  • Jr DT Nate Robinson (1st) -- dismissed
  • Jr DT Rameel Meekins (2nd) -- ???
  • RS Fr DE Mike Ziarnowski (3rd) -- ???
  • RS Fr DT Joe Salinardi (4th) – personal
  • Sr SLB Terry Bynes (1st) -- groin
  • RS Sr WLB Brad Cunningham (2nd) – groin
  • Jr CB Derrick Roberson (1st) -- ???
  • RS Jr WS Bryan Durango (2nd) – knee
  • Jr CB Leslie Collins (2nd) – car accident
  • RS Fr CB Chazz Lynn (3rd) – shoulder
  • RS Fr FS Robert Baham (2nd) -- ???


Scarlet and White exchanged 3-n-outs to open the game.  RS Jr P Joe Radigan pinned Scarlet on the S01 with a 57-yard punt that rolled 19 yards.  On the next play from scrimmage, White SLB Will Gilkison tackled Scarlet TB Jean Beljour in the backfield for a safety.  White took the ensuing free kick and drove 60 yards in 12 plays, scoring on a 22-yard TD reception by WR Tres Moses on 4th-n-goal on a hitch-n-go route.  QB Terrence Shawell led Scarlet on a 10 play, 44-yard drive that bridged the quarters and included a 4th-n-4 conversion, but the drive stalled and So PK Jeremy Ito missed a 38-yard FGA.  Scarlet DE Jamaal Westerman sacked White QB Ryan Hart on 4th-n-1 at the W44, giving Scarlet excellent field position.  Shawell threw deep to WR Chis Baker on the next play but White CB Joe Porter intercepted the pass in the end zone.  Hart connected with Moses for a 41-yard gain on another hitch-n-go route to put White in scoring position but the drive stalled and Ito missed a 43-yard FGA.  Scarlet drove to midfield in the closing minute of the 1st Half but turned the ball over on downs.  White couldn't move the ball and entered the locker room leading 9-0. 

White opened the 2nd Half with a 9-play, 65-yard drive capped by a 6-yard TD run by TB Clarence Pittman on 4th-n-4 on an inside zone play.  White answered with an 8-play, 47-yard drive but settled for a 35-yard FG by Ito to narrow the deficit to 16-3 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.  White drive across midfield but turned the ball over on downs.  Scarlet went 3-n-out.  White then drove 78 yards in 12 plays to ice the game with an 11-yard TD pass to WR Keith Taylor on a slant route.  White sacked Shawell twice to end the game. 


1.  Perspective.  The game was actually played more like a scrimmage.  No kickoffs.  No punt returns.  Running clock.  QBs not "live" (i.e., could not be tackled).  Base defenses.  Minimal blitzing.  The game consisted of 87 offensive plays for both teams – slightly more than the amount for a single team in a real game (about 75).  So, the combined stats for both teams slightly exaggerate those of a single team.  The talent disparity between the two teams throws into question the value of any insights – the deck was stacked heavily in White's favor.  A First Team All-Big East WR abusing a walk-on CB is meaningless. 

2.  Statistics.  As I mentioned above, the total plays from scrimmage closely approximated that of one team in a single game.  So, "the offense" scored only 17 points – disappointing.  The RBs gained 122 yards on 26 carries for a healthy average of 4.7 yards per carry.  The QBs completed only 23 of 43 passes (53%), which is unsatisfactory for a system that requires at least a 60% completion rate.  The net passing yardage, less sacks, was 228 yards.  Again, unacceptable for an offense that emphasized the pass at a ratio of over 2-to-1.  The offenses combined for 350 total yards.  The defense recorded eight sacks, five other TFLs, three pass deflections, three pass break-ups, and an INT.   Penalties were minor – five for 56 yards and two first downs. 

3.  Offensive/Defensive Formations.  Offensive Coordinator Craig Ver Steeg employs multiple formations ranging from 2TE to 4WR.  However, the plethora of injuries reduced each team to essentially a one-deep roster with a few reserves, mostly walk-ons.  The limitation effectively constrained each team to a base personnel package – TB, FB, TE, and two WRs.  The coaches varied the sets between the base I and 3WR formation, splitting the TB out wide as the 3WR.  The TE was also occasionally flexed out to give a 4WR look.  The only hard limit on the offense was the inability to deploy a 2TE power running formation. 

Across the line of scrimmage, the defense was similarly limited by the available personnel.  The defense played a base 4-3 scheme against all formations.  The nickel and dime packages weren't used even in obvious passing situations.  The defense varied its coverage schemes.  Against the I formation, the defense played Cover 2 (two deep safeties) with either zone or man-to-man coverage underneath ("zone under" or "man under").  Against 3WR or 4WR formations, the WS moved up over the slot WR and the defense played man under with a single deep safety as the centerfielder.  This scheme compromised the secondary in long yardage situations because only one safety was available to provide deep help and the WLB (who, by rule, couldn't blitz) was unassigned underneath.  A faulty scheme, to say the least.  Moses' 22-yard, 4th down TD occurred against such a coverage, which likely would not have occurred in a real game. 

4.  Offensive Balance.  Overall, the combined offense was imbalanced, employing a 2-to-1 pass-to-run ratio (60 passes and 27 runs).  Scarlet was the more imbalanced.  White called design passes on 62% of their plays from scrimmage (33 passes and 20 runs).  The imbalance was less pronounced in the 2nd Half when, coincidentally, White gained 175 of its 281 total yards (and scored 14 of its 21 points).  The Scarlet offense was essentially one-dimensional, calling designed passes on 79% of their plays from scrimmage.  The imbalance was extreme in the 1st Half, with 18 pass plays to only three runs.  All three runs were TFL'ed, which only served to further encourage the passing emphasis.  But the first series established the priority as Scarlet passed on all three downs.  I can attribute only two sound reasons for the overall imbalance: 

  • To let the seven-man OLine rotation rest on passing downs (I think run blocking would be more tiring).
  • To give Shawell an opportunity to work on his passing. 

Since Shawell is likely the #3 QB, the second reason has little merit.  The OLine must improve its run blocking.  This is perhaps the most critical challenge facing the offense this year.  The OLine didn't get much work with only 27 designed runs.  Very disappointing. 

5.  4th Down Attempts.  The teams combined for six 4th down attempts.  Four, possibly five, would not have been attempted in a real game.  Such prudence would have produced FGAs on two drives that eventually yielded TDs.  So, the casual approach that is a spring luxury added at least eight points (two TDs less two FGs) to the total score of 26 points, lowering the offensive output from 24 points to a paltry 16 points.  Here's a summary of the 4th down attempts:

  • Late 1st Quarter.  White leading 2-0.  4th-n-goal at the S22.  That's right, 4th-n-goad from the S22.  What the hell.  It's the Spring Game.  Hart connected with Moses on a hitch-n-go route for a 22-yard TD pass.  It should have been a 38-yard FGA. 
  • Early 2nd Quarter.  Scarlet trailing 9-0.  4th-n-4 from the W37.  Shawell threads a beautiful pass over Thompson to Cali up the middle on a seam route when Thompson allowed a free release downfield.  Cali gained 16 yards and a first down.  Just outside of FG range, this was about the only realistic fourth down attempt. 
  • Middle 2nd Quarter.  White leading 9-0.  4th-n-1 at the W44.  NFW on the wrong side of midfield.  But spring is in the air.  Hart faked a Power G handoff to Pittman while Medley slipped out of the backfield on a drag route in the flat.  Pittman, responsible for picking up the DE, whiffed on Westerman, who tagged Hart for 7-yard sack before Ryan could get the pass off to Medley. 
  • Final minute 2nd Quarter.  Scarlet still trailing 9-0.  4th-n-8 at the S47.  Wrong side of midfield, where an incompletion gives the opponent the ball just outside of FG range?  I don't think so.  But what the hey.  Shawell overthrew Baker on a fly pattern against single coverage. 
  • Middle 3rd Quarter.  White still leading 9-0.  4th-n-4 at the S06.  Normally, you take the chip shot FG.  White ran inside zone left.  Pittman cut back right inside Medley's seal block on Westerman and then cut back left to the middle for a 6-yard TD. 
  • Early 4th Quarter.  White leading 16-3.  4th-n-9 at the S38.  Yeah, right.  Hart looked downfield, then checked down to Pittman on a hook route out of the backfield.  Tracey and Miller tackled Pittman after a 5-yard gain, short of the first down marker. 

6. Offensive Line.  The OLine performed terribly.  There were 37 breakdowns (blocks beaten, blown up, or missed) on 27 designed running plays and 18 breakdowns on 60 designed passes.  The pass blocking breakdowns were magnified by the touch football rules for the QBs.  A tag was a sack.  So, a DE ridden past the QB could still record a sack a tag even if he lacked the leverage for a legitimate sack.  On the other hand, run blocking was live.  With a seven-man rotation, the OLine played the equivalent of a full game with 87 snaps.  However, playing both ways in a two-hour scrimmage, the pace was much faster than that of a typical three-and-a-half hour game.  So, fatigue could have been a factor, especially in the 2nd and 4th Quarters.  Here's a summary of the performance of the individual OL:

  • Zuttah had the worst game of any OL, with nearly twice as many miscues as any other OL.  His run blocking was terrible, as he was blown up five times, beaten twice, and missed three blocks.  The pass blocking was better, but he was beaten once at LT and blown up once at LG.  While Foster victimized Zuttah most frequently, six other players burned Jeremy, including the less experienced Westerman, Howard, and JPE.  Much is being expected of Zuttah this year.  Fairly or not.  Yeah, he's still young.  But his poor play against other young players is cause for concern. 
  • Fladell is not ready to contribute at RT.  He is way too slow afoot, especially in pass blocking.  He committed six miscues, five in pass protection.  Mike is too easily bull rushed in pass protection, which sets him up for speed rushes or inside rushes.  And looks slow in run blocking when he has to move to reach his target (e.g., inside zone left).  He is another year away at RT, if at all.  He belongs at OG.
  • Sosa appeared to play well but, in review, his miscues were simply more subtle than were those of Zuttah.  He committed eight miscues (five run, three pass).  Pedro had problems with pass blocking the outside speed rush, where he yielded two sacks.
  • Glass did not play poorly, committing only three run blocking miscues. However, against a DLine missing its top six DTs from last year, he did not dominate as one might expect. Given the amount of improvement needed from the OLine, one would have liked to have seen more leadership from Glass.  This team has shown a disturbing tendency to coast when it isn't warranted.  Fifth-year seniors like Glass must change this culture.  It didn't happen in the Spring Game. 
  • Giacobbe had quite possibly the best performance of any OL.  He committed only three miscues.  He did a nice job with the combination blocks that Ray Pilch struggled with last year.
  • Boxill played better than expected.  He was more effective at OG than at OT.  He committed five miscues (three run, two pass). 
  • MClain was clearly not as good as Giacobbe.  He looked slow and was late getting to his blocks.  He missed a few obvious pass-blocking assignments.  Mike is not ready to play.  He had four miscues in a reserve role. 

Some would say that the performance of the OLine was not a big deal.  "It's only the spring game.  It's an exhibition for the fans.  It doesn't mean anything."  However, Rutgers spots most of its Big East rivals a month of practices in December.  The Scarlet Knights are preparing for final exams while these opponents are preparing for their bowl game.  Rutgers must close the gap on its opponents with fewer practices.  The Scarlet Knights don't have the luxury of taking a practice off.  Every practice, every scrimmage counts. 

OLine Coach Kyle Flood has a lot of work to do between now and September to mold an OLine that can open holes for the running game and provide balance to the offense.  The left side of the OLine looks very shaky and there is little depth, excluding the guys who missed camp (Mazan, Vogt, and Hyman).  It could be another long year.  The bill for Schiano's neglect of the OLine is about to come due.

7.  Backup QB.  Yeah, Shawell played horribly. He completed only 7 of 19 passes for 53 yards.  He scrambled twice for nine yards and was sacked five times for minus 33 yards.  Scarlet relied upon the passing game but Shawell couldn't move the offense with either short or deep passes.  He engineered only two good drives in eight possessions but neither reached the end zone.  Of his 12 incompletions, two were deflected, six were underthrown (one was INT), two were overthrown, and two were bad decisions (thrown to covered receivers while other options existed elsewhere).  But Terrence had only one experienced skill player at his disposal – Baker.  And putting Shawell in a skirt with touch football limitations was foolish.  He is likely the third string QB.  Let him go live.  He wasn't able to move the offense with his passing but he wasn't allowed to run, either, despite several chances.  That was just senseless, IMO.  The spring game did nothing for his confidence.  Not that he'll ever be needed.  But why play him without letting him play?  Shawell had a couple of scrambles where he had lots of real estate in front of him. He made the right decision to run even though any gain was immediately nullified. It's just unfortunate that he was penalized for making the right decision. If he wanted to keep a possession alive, the rules tacitly encouraged him to make bad decisions or force throws into coverage. That sends the wrong message, IMO.

8.  Deep Passing.  Of the 60 designed pass plays called by both offenses, 16 attempts were deep passes (or shorter vertical routes).  The strong-armed Shawell accounted for 10 of the 16 deep pass attempts. Unfortunately, he completed only two for 29 yards.  Both were shorter throws to the TE on vertical routes – a corner and a seam.  Furthermore, there were miscues on each of the eight incompletions:

  • One was deflected as Shawell threw it
  • Two were overthrown
  • Three were underthrown (one was broken up, one was INT)
  • Three were poor decisions, as the intended receiver was covered and secondary receivers were available underneath (one of these three was also underthrown).

Although White attempted more passes (33-27), Hart threw fewer deep passes – only six.  Not surprising, as his better accuracy and decision-making enable him to execute the short passing game more effectively, reducing the role of the deep pass to a change-of-pace counter.  Hart complete four of his six deep passes for 106 yards and a TD.  Although those are impressive results, Hart victimized walk-ons on each of these four deep completions.  But, nonetheless, the throws were accurate. 

9.  Inside Zone.  I noticed what appeared to be a new running play in the playbook – an inside zone play.  It is executed out of the I formation. The OLine blocks to the strong side while the FB seals the backside DE.  Since this is a zone blocking play, blocking responsibilities will vary depending upon defensive formation, alignment, and movement of the LBs.  Two DL are typically double-teamed until the SLB and MLB make gap commitments, at which point two OL disengage and block the LBs at the next level.  The TB runs to the strong side but looks for a cutback lane. Especially inside the FB.  It isn't a wide run, as the TE tries to turn the DE.  However, the OL must not allow penetration, which will create bigger gaps that will allow LBs to shoot into the backfield.  Against the vanilla 4-3 scheme employed in the Spring Game, the blocking assignments generally were as follows:

  • TE and strong-side OT double-team the strong side DE and then one combination blocks the SLB, as appropriate.
  • Strong-side OG blocks the strong-side DT. 
  • Center and weak-side OG double team the weak-side DT and then one combination blocks the MLB
  • Weak-side OT blocks the WLB
  • FB seals the DE on the back side

The TBs for both teams combined to gain 38 yards on 9 carries on inside zone plays.  The White, with Pittman at TB, emphasized the inside zone in the 1st Half, running it on four of nine designed runs (compared to zero of the bread-n-butter Power G).  Pittman's 3rd Quarter TD run occurred on an inside zone left play where Pittman cut back right inside the FB and then cut left inside before the secondary could close. 

10.  Pass Defense.  The defenses yielded a combined 232 net passing yards on 60 designed pass plays, including yardage gained on scrambles and lost on sacks.  The bulk of the yardage (198 yards) was yielded by the Scarlet, which deployed four walk-ons in the back seven – two safeties, a CB, and the MLB.  Some highlights included:

  • Eight sacks
  • Six blown coverages
  • Four missed tackles in the secondary
  • Three passes deflected behind the line of scrimmage
  • Three passes broken up, including two dropped INTs
  • Three pass interference penalties
  • Two disrupted screen passes
  • Twice contained the backside on misdirection – bootleg and flanker reverse pass
  • One offensive pass interference penalty
  • One strong open field tackle (Miller)
  • One disrupted deep route (Barnes)


Offensive Player of the Game – White TB Clarence Pittman:  Sure, Ryan Hart put up gaudy statistics (16 of 24 for 215 yards and 2 TDs).  But Hart was throwing to experienced veterans matched up against a secondary that deployed three walk-ons (plus a walk-on LB).  This wasn't a test.  It was a glorified walk-through.  On the other hand, Pittman ran behind an injury-depleted, overworked, and inexperienced OLine.  Although the Scarlet defense was similarly injury-depleted and inexperienced, the Scarlet rushing defense was evenly matched against the White rushing offense relative to a comparison of the passing game.  Clarence gained 90 yards on 19 carries (4.7 yards per carry) and caught two passes for 12 yards.  He scored a TD on a 6-yard run off an inside zone play that saw a nice cutback at the line of scrimmage and another against backside pursuit.  Pittman's longest run from scrimmage was only 12 yards.  He was frequently dodging DL or blown-up OL in the backfield as there were blocking miscues on 15 of his 19 carries.  Clarence nonetheless still produced a lot of solid four-yard gains and only suffered two TFLs (or no gain).  Pittman did more with less than any other offensive player.  He gained a lot of hard yardage on his own. 

Defensive Player of the Game – Scarlet WLB Chenry Lewis:  Lewis stole the spotlight in his first significant action before the Rutgers fans.  Chenry recorded 12 tackles (five solo) and one pass break-up.  He led the Scarlet defense and, in the process, showed a nose for the ball that is noticeably lacking in the LB corps.  Sure, Lewis was playing against an injury-depleted OLine that was playing two ways.  But Chenry was less experienced than the OL and RBs against whom he was matched. 

Best Run – Scarlet TB Jean Beljour:  Trailing 16-0 late in the 3rd Quarter, Beljour broke a 19-yard gain on 2nd-n-10 at the W41.  I'd love to tell you about the play.  But the TV broadcast was focused upon Schiano in the broadcast booth and completely missed the play.  And didn't show a replay.  Oops.  Scarlet was unable to capitalize upon the field position provided by Beljour and settled for a FGA three plays later. 

Best Pass – White QB Ryan Hart to WR Tres Moses:  Leading 2-0 late in the 1st Quarter, Hart drove White inside the Scarlet 10-yard line.  An offensive pass interference penalty pushed White back to the W22.  After an incompletion, Hart found Moses on a 4th down hitch-n-go route.  Hart threw the pass perfectly to the back of the end zone, over CB Nkosi Remy and away from FS Brandon Wood.  The pass was going to be caught or incomplete.  The TD gave White a 9-0 lead. 

Best Catch – White WR Tres Moses:  Same play.  Moses lured Remy forward by stuttering as if running a hitch route, then accelerated past Remy and beat Wood to the corner.  Moses made a leaping catch over his inside shoulder. 

Best Hit – White CB Joe Porter:  Early in the 2nd Quarter, White led 9-0 but Scarlet was driving in scoring position.  On 2nd-n-11 from the W22, Scarlet FB EJ Barthel ran a drag route off a play action bootleg.  Scarlet QB Shawell hit Beljour in stride, with White WLB William Beckford in hot pursuit.  As Beckford caught Barthel and started to drag him down, Porter jumped the route and stopped Barthel cold with a jarring shoulder tackle for a gain of only one yard.  Shawell threw incomplete on 3rd down and Scarlet missed the ensuing FGA to preserve the White lead. 

Coming Next:  Spring Review, Part 1.  My eight-part spring preview series evaluated each of the four offensive and three defensive units and summarized the big issues facing the team in spring camp.  Now that I've finished reviewing the Scarlet-White game, I will revisit developments in camp, issues raised in my previews, and present my vision of the two-deep roster.  Since I previewed the offense first, the first part of the spring review will similarly review the offense. 

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