PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Tom Savage made his first pass as a Rutgers quarterback at shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, a perfect spiral crossfield to wideout Marcus Cooper during warmups.
One day fans may look back at this as the official beginning of the Savage Era at Rutgers, but on this 100-degree day Savage was just one of five QBs in a green jersey using blue Stay Cool towels to battle the oppressive heat.
“I walked out there. It was real hot. I couldn’t even breathe, so I was like, ‘It’s going to be a rough one,'” said Savage, out of Springfield (PA) Cardinal O’Hara.