There might be a change coming under center for Rutgers.

Chris Ash didn’t directly come out and say that quarterback Artur Sitkowski is in danger of losing is position on the depth chart, but he didn’t exactly give the true freshman an endorsement, either.

During his weekly press conference on Monday, Ash said that Sitkowski is still currently the team’s starter, but that he’s “evaluating everything” at this point. And then things got a little awkward as Ash tried to backtrack his statement a little bit.

“I didn’t say he wasn’t, I didn’t say he was,” Ash said in reference to Sitkowski’s status as the starter. “He is the guy who has started the last three games. We have to find a way to protect the football, and that starts with the quarterback position.”

Protecting the football is something Sitkowski hasn’t done particularly well in his first three games. The freshman has thrown seven interceptions and has completed less than 50 percent of his passes in the first three weeks of the season.

In a 55-14 loss to Kansas, Sitkowski was 7-of-19 for47 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.

Each of the last two weeks, Ash has pulled Sitkowski early and inserted Giovanni Rescigno, who has appeared in 17 games over the last two seasons, making a handful of starts along the way.

Ash has talked about building a program and constructing something that will lead to sustained success down the road. That attitude would make you believe that Sitkowski would be the unquestioned starter for the rest of the season, barring a major injury.

But that doesn’t seem to be the case, and maybe there’s a little pressure to show some kind of progress this season. Getting blown out by 41 points against a team that finished 1-11 last year isn’t the kind of outcome you see from an up-and-coming program.

Sitkowski seemed to have the starting job locked up. But it doesn’t seem like Ash will hesitate to pull the plug on the freshman if he believes it necessary.