Does QB Tylin Odens dismissal put short-handed Rutgers in market for a graduate transfer?









Is 3 scholarship quarterbacks enough? Chris Ash on whether Rutgers will pursue a graduate transfer to compete with Gio Rescigno, Zach Allen and Johnathan Lewis

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PISCATAWAY -- Because the NCAAs immediately eligible graduate transfer rule has brought free agency to college sports, its the most logical way forRutgers to immediately replace recently dismissed quarterback Tylin Oden.
But, in sticking with the pro sports analogy, there is no cap space.
In other words, Rutgers has no scholarship to offer a graduate transfer even if it wanted to add one, though coach Chris Ash made it clear Thursday thatOdens dismissal for violation of team rules doesnt at all put Rutgers in the market for a veteran quarterback to supply depth.
A look at Rutgers 2017 QB options
Were short right now, but it is what it is, Ash said. Weve got two scholarship quarterbacks and another one coming in in2017 recruit Johnathan Lewis. But were not in the market for a grad transfer QB. We dont have any scholarships for one.
Rutgers is looking for a long-term solution rather than a short-term fix.
As it stands today, with seven practices and the Scarlet-White scrimmage still left to complete in spring camp, Rutgers has three quarterbacks on its roster.

Only two of them -- returning five-game starter Giovanni Rescigno and redshirt senior backup Zach Allen -- are viable options to see any game action this fall, while redshirt senior Troy Anthony is a walk-on who adds valuable depth.
Oden, who played in six games as a true freshman in 2016, was considered thefuture of the quarterback position before the highly touted Lewis of St. Peters Prep joined the 2017 recruiting class.
We have standards and a culture that we expect out of our players and we have to make tough decisions at times, Ash said in addressing the move for the first time. I like Tylin. I wish him nothing but the best of luck. Well do anything we can to help him around.
In 2009, when Big East champion Cincinnati finished the regular season with a 12-0 record, the Bearcats cycled through four quarterbacks. That was the same total used last year by Maryland, which saw four signal callers attempt 30 or more passes en route to a season that resulted in a bowl berth.
Rutgers QB Tylin Oden takes the blame
Its not all that unusual for college football teams to employ three or more quarterbacks both out of necessity due to injuries or because of ineffectiveness.
One year after having eight quarterbacks -- including a seemingly excessive six on scholarship -- in spring camp, Rutgers is left with the seemingly low total of three.
After the offseason transfers ofChris Laviano, Hayden Rettig and Mike Dare, Rescigno and Lewis are expected to compete for the starting job in the preseason.
If it sounds far-fetched to add a grad-transfer this late in the offseason, considerAllen didnt decide to transfer from TCU and commit to Rutgers until the first week of June last year.
Allen -- a rare two-year graduate transfer -- completed just 1-of-12 passes in two games in 2016.
While the market isnt exactly overflowing with options, there are experienced quarterbacks available, the most notable being formerNotre Dame starter Malik Zaire who is reportedly down to Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Baylor and formerDuke signal-caller Thomas Sirk who reportedly visited South Carolina last weekend.
In addition to signing a 29-player recruiting class -- some of whom count against last years scholarship total because of early enrollment -- Rutgers has committed scholarships to transfer running back Gus Edwards Miami and transfer cornerback Juwuan Briscoe Georgia.

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Is 3 scholarship quarterbacks enough? Chris Ash on whether Rutgers will pursue a graduate transfer to compete with Gio Rescigno, Zach Allen and Johnathan Lewis

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PISCATAWAY -- Because the NCAAs immediately eligible graduate transfer rule has brought free agency to college sports, its the most logical way forRutgers to immediately replace recently dismissed quarterback Tylin Oden.
But, in sticking with the pro sports analogy, there is no cap space.
In other words, Rutgers has no scholarship to offer a graduate transfer even if it wanted to add one, though coach Chris Ash made it clear Thursday thatOdens dismissal for violation of team rules doesnt at all put Rutgers in the market for a veteran quarterback to supply depth.
A look at Rutgers 2017 QB options
Were short right now, but it is what it is, Ash said. Weve got two scholarship quarterbacks and another one coming in in2017 recruit Johnathan Lewis. But were not in the market for a grad transfer QB. We dont have any scholarships for one.
Rutgers is looking for a long-term solution rather than a short-term fix.
As it stands today, with seven practices and the Scarlet-White scrimmage still left to complete in spring camp, Rutgers has three quarterbacks on its roster.

Only two of them -- returning five-game starter Giovanni Rescigno and redshirt senior backup Zach Allen -- are viable options to see any game action this fall, while redshirt senior Troy Anthony is a walk-on who adds valuable depth.
Oden, who played in six games as a true freshman in 2016, was considered thefuture of the quarterback position before the highly touted Lewis of St. Peters Prep joined the 2017 recruiting class.
We have standards and a culture that we expect out of our players and we have to make tough decisions at times, Ash said in addressing the move for the first time. I like Tylin. I wish him nothing but the best of luck. Well do anything we can to help him around.
In 2009, when Big East champion Cincinnati finished the regular season with a 12-0 record, the Bearcats cycled through four quarterbacks. That was the same total used last year by Maryland, which saw four signal callers attempt 30 or more passes en route to a season that resulted in a bowl berth.
Rutgers QB Tylin Oden takes the blame
Its not all that unusual for college football teams to employ three or more quarterbacks both out of necessity due to injuries or because of ineffectiveness.
One year after having eight quarterbacks -- including a seemingly excessive six on scholarship -- in spring camp, Rutgers is left with the seemingly low total of three.
After the offseason transfers ofChris Laviano, Hayden Rettig and Mike Dare, Rescigno and Lewis are expected to compete for the starting job in the preseason.
If it sounds far-fetched to add a grad-transfer this late in the offseason, considerAllen didnt decide to transfer from TCU and commit to Rutgers until the first week of June last year.
Allen -- a rare two-year graduate transfer -- completed just 1-of-12 passes in two games in 2016.
While the market isnt exactly overflowing with options, there are experienced quarterbacks available, the most notable being formerNotre Dame starter Malik Zaire who is reportedly down to Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Baylor and formerDuke signal-caller Thomas Sirk who reportedly visited South Carolina last weekend.
In addition to signing a 29-player recruiting class -- some of whom count against last years scholarship total because of early enrollment -- Rutgers has committed scholarships to transfer running back Gus Edwards Miami and transfer cornerback Juwuan Briscoe Georgia.

Ryan Dunleavy may be reached at rdunleavy@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @rydunleavy. Find NJ.com Rutgers Football on Facebook.




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