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The annual BTN summer football tour is headed to State College, Pennsylvania, so our crew can watch James Franklin’s third Penn State team practice.
The BTN bus tour spent Friday morning watching Rutgers’ practice on the school’s Livingston Campus, far from High Point Solutions Stadium. Why? Chris Ash wants to preserve the fields adjacent to the stadium.
The fourth stop on the 2016 BTN bus tour had us at Rutgers practice on Friday morning. See what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned about the Scarlet Knights inside.
Big Ten life comes at you fast.
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — This was a quick-paced and long practice. Lots of tempo, no walking, all hustling. And the coaches were constantly chirping. The energy level was impressive for such a hot day. It was go, go go!
The the third stop on the 2016 BTN summer bus tour brought us to College Park, Maryland, where our team watched DJ Durkin’s first Terrapins team practice. Seewhat BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned inside.
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New Rutgers coach Chris Ash has work to do after arriving from a gig as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Good thing his area of specialty is defense, as the Scarlet Knights need a lot of help on that side of the ball. Rutgers ranked No. 13 in the Big Ten in total defense in 2015 (462.0 ypg) and 12th in scoring (34.9 ppg). The back seven needs a lot of work, as the linebacking corps is being rebuilt and a young secondary needs to mature.