Rutgers football: What we learned from Chris Ash’s presser 8/26/19

Chris Ash, Rutgers football. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Chris Ash, Rutgers football. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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There is a Johnny Langan plan

It’s been a tumultuous ride for former Bergen Catholic quarterback Johnny Langan the past year. As a refresher. He chose Boston College over Rutgers and was redshirted by the Eagles for 2018, causing him to transfer.

Normally, transfers must sit out a season, but he applied for a hardship waiver because he needed to be close to home. The NCAA initially denied his waiver at the end of July. Langan appealed the decision and won his case last week making him eligible to play for Rutgers in 2019.

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When asked about who would play Sitkowski or Carter, Ash let it slip that the Knights had three quarterbacks they had been practicing with and that “nothing was off the table.” That means Langan is somewhere in the mix. Several times he was pressed on which of the two QB favorites had done one thing or another and Ash went said “all three quarterbacks.”

Going back to spring practice, the coaching staff knew that Langan brought some skills to the table that Rutgers lacked. He’s a very agile quarterback who can make plays with both his arm and running with the ball. If he became eligible to play this year, the Knights were determined to take advantage of his assets. “We’ve always had a Johnny Langan plan,” Ash said.

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Look for the sophomore quarterback to take some snaps and maybe run a few trick plays.