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Rutgers Makes a Change at Quarterback


Rutgers University tries to shake things up for the final two regular season games and names Chas Dodd the starting quarterback.

Chas Dodd
Chas Dodd (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

“Ultimately, it comes down to us a staff believing that Chas will give us the best opportunity to win this week and that is the ultimate goal, to be 1-0,” said head coach Kyle Flodd during a press conference today.

The team faces U Conn on Saturday in Connecticut hosts South Florida and needs to win at least one at to have a chance at a bowl invitation.

Senior Dodd has not started since the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in December, 2011 and has played in five games this season reports the Star-Ledger.

“Chas is an unselfish guy and he’s a competitor,” said Flood. “When we first made the decision (to start Gary Nova) I said to him `you have to be ready. You don’t know when your opportunity is going to come.Now that opportunity has arrived.”

It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Scarlet Knights who have been in a tailspin thanks to struggles on the field and controversy off the field including bullying allegations by  former player Javon Tyree and six in-coming players decommiting from Rutgers

Townsquare Sports Director Kevin Williams says the move shows Rutgers knows it needs to turn things around. “Desperate times call for desperate measures.  These next two games are important for the program.”  Williams says that wins are important at this point not only for a possible bowl bid but to “get rid of some of the stench of the last few weeks.”




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