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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