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10/10/13 - Scouting the Rutgers passing game: Gary Nova has been at his best against the best this season, which bodes well for the team heading into the matchup with Louisville. On the other hand, the Cardinals enter the week having allowed fewer than 150 yards passing per game to rank fourth in the NCAA in that category. - The Sports Xchange
09/11/13 - Scouting the Rutgers passing game: EMU coach Ron English is a defensive guy, so QB Gary Nova can probably expect to see some different looks from the defense this week and a lot of strategies to make sure he throws under pressure. But the talent's probably not there to make him too uncomfortable, and the secondary should have a hard time dealing with Brandon Coleman and the Rutgers' receivers. - The Sports Xchange
09/11/13 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Brandon Coleman remains two shy of the touchdown receptions record at Rutgers, with 18 career scores. He may not get that mark this week, but his size and speed make him a huge matchup problem for the Eagles. - The Sports Xchange
09/04/13 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Brandon Coleman could have the Rutgers touchdown receptions record before the end of the month. The junior goes into the week with 18 touchdowns in his 27 career games. Tim Brown currently sits atop the school record books with 20. - The Sports Xchange
08/12/13 - TOP RUTGERS PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. WR Brandon Coleman (6-5, 220, 4.59)*...A preseason third-team All-American (Sporting News) heading into his junior season, Coleman is one of college football's most dangerous scoring threats with 16 TD catches in just 26 career games. While his size is often the attribute most talked about, it's Coleman's feet that give him his biggest advantage, as he routinely defeats press coverage with an explosive first step, and then agility and quickness to surpass his opponent within the first five yards. You'd typically expect an athlete this long to struggle to redirect or shift with suddenness, but Coleman exhibits good hip-sink and flexibility to separate out of cuts and consistently create space for himself, despite lacking elite straight-line speed. Where Coleman struggles the most is really in his concentration and awareness.
He'll drop a ball that hits him in the hands when there isn't a defender within 10 yards, or he'll round off a route when he doesn't have to, allowing the defender to close on the ball and knock it away. He's shown good hands and off-body catch coordination on many occasions, yet will elect to move his body in front of a throw in order to chest-trap the ball, rather than plucking it. These flaws are ones that are often cured with more experience and coaching, and considering the flashes we've seen out of Coleman, the expectation should be that he'll only improve in 2013. Coleman is an elite talent with first-round ability. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com