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Can the Rutgers offensive line develop a cohesiveness with five starters



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Following the second scrimmage of training camp on Saturday for Rutgers football, head coach Greg Schiano said that they have not settled on five starters along the offensive line just yet.

“(We are) getting better. Don’t know if I could tell you who the five starters are yet,” Schiano said. “I think there’s some good competition but I can’t tell you because no one’s stepping up, I think there’s competition. But we’ll figure that out here in the next few days.”

We know Ireland Brown is returning as the starting center in the middle of the offensive line. Last season’s starters on the right side of the line, guard Curtis Dunlap Jr. and tackle Hollin Pierce, have moved to the left side. The question remains who will fill out their spots on the right. Kobe Asamoah and Mike Ciaffoni are competing for left guard. Kamar Missouri and Tyler Needham are battling it out at right tackle.

With the season opener now less than two weeks away, its essential for Schiano, offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty to decide on the starting five. Hopefully, that group can use the remaining time of training camp and game week against Northwestern to form a cohesiveness. It’s critical for the Rutgers offense that they do.

Listen and watch to the first of ten positional previews for Rutgers football below. Joining me for all of these upcoming episodes is football writer and Rutgers fan David Anderson.



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  1. BataliBoli98

    August 22, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    There are so many times in a season when a team is faced with third and two or fourth and one. Sure sounds like RU will likely turn to Brown running left. Hopefully, Gavin’s mobility will help to neutralize some of the potential weaknesses on the right side. Go RU!

  2. thevinman

    August 25, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks Aaron. David, great to hear your analysis. I haven’t had the chance to listen to your analysis of other areas of Rutgers football but will do so this weekend. I sure hope we will get the chance to hear your post-game analyses this year as they were truly informative and enjoyable.

  3. pj43

    August 25, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    I’m catching up on the position breakdowns and very much enjoying the discussions. I’ve probably been a broken record on this but I’ll say it again. The coaching combination of the OC & OL coaches with their teaching & developmental experience gives me great hope that we’ll see the right personnel on the field at the right time and the result will e positive in terms of offensive production. This OL has the size that’s been lacking in the past and the depth should continue to develop. This offensive coaching staff will get the most out them and that may just be enough.

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