Posted by Chip Patterson
Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano is looking to make some changes to the rushing game, which is currently ranked 112th in the nation. So the longest tenured coach in the Big East has decided to switch things up at the running back position.
Junior De'Antwan Williams was upset with the move from first-game starter to possibly third string running back and has decided to leave the team, according to Schiano.
"We made some depth-chart changes and one of them was at the running back position and De'Antwan isn't agreeing with it, so right now he has decided to leave the team," Schiano announced after Wednesday's practice. "But the door is open (for him to return). We care a lot about him. I wish that he'd keep competing and stay at it but he feels like it's not right. As I said, the door is open if he wants to come back but he's going to come back to the way it is."
Williams earned the starting job over highly touted freshman Savon Huggins thanks to a strong showing in training camp. But his 59 yards on 20 carries have gotten him placed below Jeremy Deering and Huggins in terms of touches. Williams has been the leading rusher for the Scarlet Knights so far in 2011, an honor that unfortunately carries very little respect due to their performance.
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