Rutgers needed to shake things up after a 4-8 season. And the Scarlet Knights will see plenty of change this spring.
Head coach Greg Schiano announced several position changes on Tuesday afternoon. Here's a list of the big moves:
Linebacker Manny Abreu will go to defensive end.
Safety Khaseem Greene will now play linebacker.
Middle linebacker Steve Beauharnais will shift to the strongside spot where Abreu played last year.
Ka'Lail Glaud will start the spring as the No. 1 middle linebacker.
Jordan Thomas, who led the team in rushing as a freshman, will go to cornerback.
Jeremy Deering, a receiver who was effective in the Wildcat at times last season, will be a full-time running back.
Joe Martinek, who led the team in rushing two years ago, is now a fullback.
Wide receiver Jawaun Wynn will go to safety.
Receiver Mason Robinson moves to cornerback.
Cornerbacks David Rowe and Rashad Knight have gone to safety.
Whew. That's a whole lot of moves. The Thomas/Deering/Martinek switches are the most interesting to me. Putting Martinek and Thomas in other spots seems to indicate that incoming freshman Savon Huggins will have a big role right away.
The spring is a good time to see if these moves pay off. And after last year, change is a good thing.