Dave Brock talks about Rutgers’ offense down the stretch

By Matt Sugam

On the day Dave Brock was named the head coach at Delaware, he took one last look back at Rutgers season, where the offense sputtered down the stretch under his watch as offensive coordinator.

“Towards the end of the year, we struggled. We just didn’t play as efficiently as we had played,” Brock said on a conference call with reporters. “At Cincinnati we played one of the better games we played from an efficiency standpoint all year. We just weren’t able to score.”

Despite quarterback Gary Nova throwing 13 of his 16 interceptions in the final six games as Rutgers’ skidded to a 2-4 finish after a 7-0 start, Brock doesn’t feel he regressed.

“I don’t know if I would agree with that assessment [that he regressed],” Brock said. “I think he would be the first one to tell you that he didn’t play as well as he would have liked to, but I think Gary’s got a tremendous future. I think he’s got a very bright future.”

And in the end, Brock takes the blame for the late season struggles on offense.

“There were certainly things that I wish we would have done better and I.D. myself as the culprit,” Brock said. “When you don’t have the production you’d like to have it’s disappointing and it falls on me.”