Rutgers is still working through spring practice currently, having to delay the schedule because of a COVID-19 issue earlier in the spring.

One of the big questions this offseason has been the status of starting quarterback Noah Vedral, who was injured late last season and is still recovering. Meeting with the media earlier this week, Schiano provided an update on the QB as the Scarlet Knights continue to work through spring ball.

It sounds like a pretty positive update.

“I think he’s progressing,” Schiano said. “I think he’s going to be fine. He’s done a lot in the spring so it’s not like he hasn’t gotten work. He’ll get a lot this week as well. He’s making progress. I think all the quarterbacks are making progress. I think you always want it faster as a coach but we’re getting better.”

Last season was Vedral’s first at Rutgers, transferring in from Nebraska. He threw for 1,219 yards and had 9 touchdown passes while completing 61.5% of his touchdown passes. He also rushed for 193 yards and an additional score.

Vedral did struggle with turnovers last year, tossing 8 interceptions in 7 games, an aspect he hopes to clean up for the 2021 season. Still, if he’s at full strength he’ll be the favorite to win the job in Piscataway and hope to build off Rutgers’ 3-6 season from last fall.