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The most telling sign of just how much of a problem area Rutgers' offensive line has become isn't so much coach Greg Schiano's decision this week to take sophomore defensive tackle Davon Clark and move him to guard on Tuesday.
It's more that Clark, with all of three practices at his new position, will start tomorrow against No. 1-ranked Miami -- which happens to feature a defensive line that is arguably the nation's best.
Clark tries new line of work
ESPN.com, the leading sports site, will feature a live, interactive webcast when Rutgers hosts #1 Miami Saturday, Nov. 2, at noon ET, marking the first time ESPN.com has presented live video streaming of a game as well as the first time a #1-ranked team has appeared on such a webcast.
ESPN.com to Video Webcast RU-Miami Game
For the first time in the history of the storied Rutgers football program, the No. 1 team in the nation will be playing on the Banks.
The Miami Hurricanes, whose last loss was the second game of the 2000 season against Washington, ride a 29-game winning streak into Rutgers Stadium for their 12 noon clash with the Scarlet Knights
Their strength is our weakness," said Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano, making a nutshell assessment of Miami. He was talking about Saturday's trench battle against the defensive line of the No. 1 Hurricanes, who roll into Rutgers Stadium for a noon kickoff. The Scarlet Knights' offensive line, banged up and beaten down, faces perhaps its toughest challenge of the season.
Schiano made some personnel moves on the fly this week to try and get additional power and efficiency up front. He converted sophomore defensive tackle Davon Clark to right offensive guard and replaced starting left tackle Trohn Carswell with Mike Williamson.
Rutgers will have its hands full against Miami
Greg Schiano knew what Willis McGahee could do even before Larry Coker did.
In 2000 the two coaches were the defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively, under then-head coach Butch Davis at Miami. McGahee was a raw but supremely talented running back, a product of the Florida machine that annually produces the top athletes in the country. And McGahee was one of the best, rated the No. 1 running back in Florida and in the top 10 nationally by Prep Star and SuperPrep, two of the most acclaimed recruiting publications.
McGahee emerging as one of nation's top backs
Around New Jersey - Basketball
There have been championships galore, a galaxy of stars raining down on the basketball court and a perennial national reputation for St. Anthony High of Jersey City.
Each year, St. Anthony participates in the prestigious Prime Time Shootout in Trenton and will return for two games in February.
Over the years, the game's sting of defeat has been a virtual stranger to this vaunted basketball machine.
Hoops powerhouse fights for survival
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When Cherry Hill native Avon Cobourne left the area to play for West Virginia in 1998, the then-5-foot-9, 180-pound tailback did not have high expectations for his football career.
As a senior at Holy Cross High in Delran, Burlington County, Cobourne had played in only two games because of a knee injury.
"I figured I wasn't going to play much," said Cobourne, who now weighs 192 pounds. "I just wanted to get my degree."
To his surprise, he's a football star
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