Despite some struggles, Greg Schiano sticking with Noah Vedral at QB vs. Michigan
In his second stint as Rutgers head coach, Greg Schiano is trying to rebuild a program that was sitting at the bottom of the Big Ten well below its counterparts.
Schiano seems to be making strides on all sides of the ball, but that comes with growing pains. Look no further than quarterback Noah Vedral. Despite the ups and downs, Schiano is willing to stick with Vedral and other developing players.
On Monday, Schiano announced no changes were coming to the Rutgers starting lineup.
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Vedral is the biggest part of that announcement. Schiano directly addressed the situation under center.
“Noah is our starting quarterback,” Schiano confirmed this afternoon. “And I think I need to, from our standpoint at least, kind of settle things down a little bit. We are clearly in the developmental stage of offense, defense and special teams. With everything that has gone on this year, without training camp and spring ball, we can’t get the cart before the horse. But if you look in this developmental stage, offensively we are performing better than any time in the history of Big Ten football for Rutgers.”
The senior transferred to the Scarlet Knight program after spending time as the backup quarterback at Nebraska.
In Week One, Vedral got things going in a positive way in his Rutgers debut as he threw for 169 yards in the Scarlet Knights’ 38-27 win at Michigan.
Over the past three weeks, it’s been up and down for Vedral. He threw three interceptions against Indiana in Week 2 and matched that number again this past Saturday against Illinois.
Turnovers continue to plague Vedral, but he has done well with completing passes with his 63.1 completion percentage.