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Rutgers Football is about to start college football season and it’s imperative to win (PODCAST)

College football is back.

The 2023 season officially kicked off this Saturday with Week 0 action across the country and a preview of the sport’s grand opening next weekend. That includes Rutgers’ crucial season opener against Northwestern on Sunday, a contest the Scarlet Knights must practically win to keep any bowl game hopes alive.

The Rutgers Rant discusses the significance of meeting the dysfunctional and downtrodden Wildcats, the prospects for quarterback Gavin Wimsatt and the Scarlet Knights after training camp, and some interesting comments from head coach Greg Schiano to NJ Advance Media. We also cover basketball recruit Dylan Harper’s decision timetable, the Olympics and the Messi-mania that conquered the Red Bull Arena.

Fans can listen to the latest episode using the player at the top of this story, on our YouTube channel, or by subscribing to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever podcasts are available.

Rutgers quarterback Evan Simon (10) passes the ball to running back Aaron Young (4) during training camp practice Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers wide receivers coach Dave Brock gets lively during practice at training camp Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers wide receiver Chris Long (3) makes a catch while defensive back Shaquan Loyal (6) defends during training camp practice Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca (left) and head coach Greg Schiano during practice at training camp Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers wide receiver Ian Strong (29) runs a route during practice at training camp Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt (2) falls back to pass during practice at training camp Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defense coordinator Joe Harasymiak (right) during Scarlet Knights training camp on Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers running backs coach Damiere Shaw (center) during practice at training camp on Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers quarterback Evan Simon (10) takes a high snap during practice at training camp Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defensive lineman Kenny Fletcher (12) during practice at training camp on Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt (2) looks to the sidelines during practice at training camp Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defensive end Isaiah Iton (9) during training camp practice on Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defense coach Marquise Watson during practice at training camp on Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano during practice at training camp on Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defensive lineman Aaron Lewis (71, left) runs through offensive lineman Taj White (63) during practice at training camp Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ.

Rutgers offense coach Pat Flaherty (center) during practice at training camp on Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano (right) looks on as quarterback Gavin Wimsatt (left) looks to the sidelines during practice at training camp Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defense coordinator Joe Harasymiak during practice at training camp on Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers defensive lineman Sean Cooper (56) during practice at training camp on Thursday August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano during practice at training camp on Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Piscataway, NJ

Current podcast episodes:

Rutgers Hoops have a big night at Rucker Park after football completes second scrimmage | Gavin Wimsatt ‘inaccurate’ in Rutgers football’s first scrimmage, basketball wins in Senegal | No QB fight at Rutgers football training camp: Gavin Wimsatt is the guy | Rutgers football previewed at Big Ten Media Days, insight into basketball’s offseason | Looking Back at Rutgers Athletics in 2022-23 and Looking Forward to 2023-24 | Recap of the Rutgers spring game, the QB fight between Gavin Wimsatt and Evan Simon, basketball offseason | Where does Rutgers basketball and wrestling stand in the fluid offseason? What’s Rutgers Football Looking Like at Spring Camp? | Rutgers basketball misses NCAA tournament: Is that why the 2022/23 season failed? | Rutgers basketball looks broken as it hobbles to the finish line of a disappointing season | What should Rutgers Basketball take away from the epic comeback against Penn State? | Rutgers basketball booms without Mawot Mag: Is it time to panic in Piscataway? | Rutgers basketball is in a good position, but what about football and wrestling? | The future of Rutgers basketball is bright: Ace Bailey signing, Big Ten title run just the beginning | Rutgers Basketball Surprises No. 1 Purdue Again, Enters Big Ten Title Race: Emergency Podcast! | Rutgers Rant Signing Day Special: Scarlet Knights Recruiting Class 2023 Reviews | Were Rutgers pressured in controversial Ohio State loss? Emergency Podcast! | Rutgers Football kicks off offseason quietly, basketball opens Big Ten game with big win | 2022 Rutgers season recap and crucial off-season preview for Greg Schiano | Should Gavin Wimsatt be Rutgers’ long-term QB after offense falters again? | Rutgers Soccer wins Big Ten tournament, marking climax of busy week | Rutgers Basketball Season Preview and Recap of Football’s Loss to Michigan | Rutgers beats Indiana in Nunzio Campanile debut | Will the Scarlet Knights upset Minnesota? | Rutgers Has All Three QBs Healthy For Indiana After Bye Week: Will It Take The Homecoming Victory? | Rutgers fires Sean Gleeson: How’s the offensive going under Nunzio Campanile? | Rutgers can’t beat Ohio State, but can Greg Schiano beat Ryan Day? | Iowa ends Rutgers’ unbeaten start but don’t ring alarm bells just yet | What did Greg Schiano yell at his top assistant in Rutgers’ win over Temple? | Yes, it was Wagner, but Rutgers showed good signs in their second win of 2022 | Rutgers has renewed hope for the season after beating Boston College…but does it have a quarterback? | Rutgers vs. Boston College preview | Rutgers Football Begins Training Camp in Limbo by Drew Singleton, Bronny James Basketball Courts | The big week of Rutgers basketball, the snub of baseball’s NCAA tournament, the Scarlet Knights year in review

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