Scarlet Nation Podcast

Scarlet Nation Podcast
The Scarlet Nation podcast explores the world of Rutgers athletics, with a focus on Scarlet Knight football, basketball, and recruiting. It is hosted by Scarlet Nation publisher, John Otterstedt, as well as long time beat writer, Bobby Deren. Guests in…

63: To play B1G football, or not to play?
Aug 19 • 31 min
The big question on everyone’s minds is: “Will there be a B1G football season?” In our latest Scarlet Nation Podcast, we explore this question and discuss the positives and negatives of playing in the spring and fall.
62: The Supersized Rutgers Recruiting Episode!
Jul 31 • 25 min
As July fades into August, it is time to look at the past, present and future of Rutgers recruiting. Bobby Deren and Shawn Brown give you an inside glimpse at how Greg Schiano’s staff is building for the future.
61: Rutgers Football - No Rest for Schiano and Staff
May 28 • 23 min
Bobby Deren and Shawn Brown chat about the world of Rutgers football, with emphasis on the wild world of recruiting. Rutgers is making a splash on the national scene in Greg Schiano’s first year back in Piscataway.
60: Rutgers football - Recruiting in Quarantine
Apr 21 • 21 min
A look at Rutgers football recruiting mid-pandemic.
59: Rutgers Hoops 2021-21 Preview!
Apr 16 • 47 min
Early look at the Rutgers basketball program for 2020-21
58: Rutgers recruiting kicks off in a big way under Schiano
Mar 20 • 29 min
Greg Schiano is picking up right where he left off. Rutgers finished in the recruiting top 25 during Schiano’s last season at the helm, and the Scarlet Knights appear to be headed in the same direction now that he is back in charge. In our latest…
57: Rutgers Recruiting Special
Jan 22 • 31 min
Talking Rutgers football recruiting
56: Signing Day Recap + Some Overall Recruiting Insights
Dec 18, 2019 • 38 min
Dohn and Otterstedt look back at the weeks leading up today’s signing day!
55: Greg Schiano and staff EXPLODE onto the recruiting landscape!
Dec 12, 2019 • 34 min
Greg Schiano and his staff are resurrecting the 2020 recruiting class!
54: Greg Schiano, the press conference, and the future
Dec 4, 2019 • 21 min
Rutgers football, Rutgers football, and even more Rutgers football!
53: The Welcome Back Greg Schiano Episode
Dec 1, 2019 • 35 min
Breaking down the Schiano hiring for over 35 minutes!
Dohn and Deren recap the Schiano situation
Nov 25, 2019 • 33 min
What happened to the Schiano talks?
Bobby Deren is interviewed by WRSU
Nov 25, 2019 • 20 min
Bobby Deren was interviewed by WRSU
50: Breaking down the Schiano news
Nov 24, 2019 • 28 min
Bobby and John discuss Greg Schiano’s departure from the coaching search.
49: The hunt for a new Rutgers head football coach begins
Sep 30, 2019 • 56 min
Who are some of the coaches that might be considered by Rutgers for its vacant head coaching position?
48: Bobby and Brian look back at UMASS and a head to Iowa
Sep 5, 2019 • 25 min
A look back at UMASS and a look ahead at Rutgers’ matchup with nationally ranked Iowa
47: Bobby talks to Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs
Sep 2, 2019 • 11 min
Bobby talks to Pat Hobbs
46: Rutgers 2019 Season Preview Show
Aug 28, 2019 • 27 min
Bobby Deren and Brian Dohn talk about the 2019 Rutgers football season, including their season record predictions.
45: The Rutgers depth chart crystal ball
Aug 26, 2019 • 19 min
Which players will be on the 2-deep for Rutgers on Friday?
44: Countdown to Rutgers vs UMASS
Aug 21, 2019 • 40 min
A report on the Rutgers football team as it prepares for its opening game of the season.
43: A look back and ahead at Rutgers wrestling
Apr 2, 2019 • 34 min
Rutgers wrestling’s biggest fan weighs in on the Scarlet Knights
42: Taking the temperature of Rutgers football recruiting
Feb 28, 2019 • 37 min
Reflection on the end of the 2019 football recruiting class and the start of the 2020 class.
41: Talking football and a bit of hoops
Jan 2, 2019 • 31 min
Rutgers football and basketball insights from the Scarlet Nation staff.
40: Shawn Brown looks back at the early signing period
Dec 26, 2018 • 22 min
How did the Rutgers football program do during the early signing period?
39: A look back at the early signing period in Rutgers football
Dec 22, 2018 • 30 min
A look back at the early signing period for Rutgers football
38: Basketball is about to begin!
Nov 7, 2018 • 14 min
Rutgers basketball season is here!
37: We are talking Rutgers basketball and football!
Oct 30, 2018 • 18 min
Rutgers basketball and football update from your Scarlet Nation staff!
36: Post Indiana and looking ahead to Illinois
Oct 2, 2018 • 14 min
The state of the Rutgers program as they head into this weekend’s game against Illinois.
35: Where is Rutgers headed after the Kansas debacle?
Sep 17, 2018 • 14 min
Bobby Deren and Brian Fonseca are talking RU football after the Kansas debacle.
34: The upgrade/downgrade show - Where has RU football improved since Chris Ash’s first year?
Aug 8, 2018 • 29 min
A look at how each position has grown since Chris Ash’s first season in 2016
33: What did we learn from B1G Media Day?
Jul 24, 2018 • 26 min
What did we learn about Rutgers and the B1G at B1G Media Day?
32: Brian Dohn on the dismissed players and recruiting
Jul 13, 2018 • 56 min
Rutgers is in the news for the wrong reasons, but how will that affect this year’s team?
31: Recruiting analyst Shawn Brown talks Rutgers recruiting
Jun 25, 2018 • 57 min
Recruiting, recruiting, and more Rutgers recruiting!
30: Doreen Ash - the woman behind the head coach
Jun 5, 2018 • 22 min
Doreen Ash offers her insight into Rutgers, New Jersey, and her husband…head coach Chris Ash.
29: Who will punt and kick for Rutgers this year?
May 19, 2018 • 32 min
Rutgers will feature new starters at the kicking and punting positions in 2018.
28: Quarterback guru talks Sitkowski, Lewis, Chatman and more
May 8, 2018 • 32 min
Quarterback guru discusses Rutgers quarterbacks: Sitkowski, Lewis and Chatman
27: Digging deep into the world of Rutgers recruiting
Apr 26, 2018 • 43 min
Recruiting, recruiting, and more Rutgers recruiting!
26: Insider hoops tidbits from our own insider, Cheikh N’Diaye
Apr 17, 2018 • 31 min
Former student manager, Cheikh N’Diaye, gives the inside scoop on RU hoops
25: Rutgers football thoughts direct from the sidelines!
Apr 9, 2018 • 18 min
The latest scoop on the Rutgers football squad as they head toward the Spring Game.
24: The inside scoop on the merger, as well as the top recruits on campus!
Apr 1, 2018 • 37 min
A big move to 247Sports, and some huge recruits on the Rutgers campus!
23: Brian Kelley is talking Rutgers basketball
Mar 21, 2018 • 34 min
Court Club president, Brian Kelley, gives a wealth of insight into the Rutgers basketball program.
22: Spring ball begins in Piscataway!
Mar 9, 2018 • 32 min
What’s going on with the Rutgers football team as they begin spring ball?
21: Signing Day Special - Sean Brown answers YOUR questions about the class!
Feb 8, 2018 • 27 min
A look back at the 2018 Rutgers football recruiting class.
20: Rutgers Round Table Rundown - McNulty, recruiting and more!
Jan 23, 2018 • 27 min
In today’s episode, we touch on a number of topics, ranging from new offensive coordinator John McNulty to draft prospects for RU players, to recruiting.
19: Who will play quarterback for Rutgers in 2018?
Jan 3, 2018 • 38 min
Will Rutgers start Gio Rescigno, rising sophomore Johnathan Lewis, or a newcomer to the program?
18: Signing Day Special, including a look at the OC situation!
Dec 19, 2017 • 28 min
It is a big week with Signing Day and a hunt for an offensive coordinator!
17: Greg Schiano, the Rutgers qb conundrum, the NFL Draft and more!
Nov 26, 2017 • 27 min
A big day in RU sports as the season ends and we look toward the future at the quarterback position.
16: Exploring the state of the Rutgers football and hoops programs
Nov 15, 2017 • 23 min
A look at the basketball and football seasons midway through November.
15: How does Rutgers’ roster movement compare to a traditional B1G power?
Oct 13, 2017 • 23 min
How does Rutgers compare to a B1G power like Wisconsin when it comes to contributions from its upperclassmen?
14: Commits, Decommits, and an Inside Look at the QB Position
Oct 5, 2017 • 21 min
How will recent decommitments, commitments and the quarterback controversy affect the Scarlet Knights this year and next?
13: Bobby Deren chimes in on the state of Rutgers Football
Sep 27, 2017 • 23 min
How close is Rutgers football to breaking out?
12: Can Chris Ash turn this Rutgers squad around? We ask a former player!
Sep 17, 2017 • 40 min
On the heels of a disappointing loss to Eastern Michigan, Scarlet Nation readers are wondering if the Scarlet Knights have the components and coaching to make a turnaround this season. And if not, they are wondering if the pieces are being put in place…
11: Rutgers raises money and builds for the future
Sep 8, 2017 • 48 min
All Rutgers fans want Rutgers to compete at the highest level. To do that, they need money. There will be an influx shortly when the Scarlet Knights receive their equal share of B1G revenue. However, they still won’t be on an even keel when it comes to…
10: Rutgers Recruiting Roundup
Aug 25, 2017 • 34 min
We welcome Scarlet Nation recruiting gurus Shawn Brown and Bobby Deren to the podcast to discuss the Scarlet Knights’ 2018 recruiting class. How has Coach Ash and his staff been doing on the recruiting trail? Let’s find out! Here is what you can expect…
9: Big commitment, freshmen receivers, and more!
Aug 16, 2017 • 28 min
The Scarlet Knights are making their way toward the opening game of the season, and we hit this episode excited to talk about the latest rumblings from the practice field. But first, we took a look at the latest commitment in the 2018 recruiting class,…
8: Round Table Rundown
Aug 9, 2017 • 34 min
We are back with another Round Table Rundown. This is where we run down the top things that fans are talking about on our premium message board, The Round Table. Here is a quick guide to point you to the start times of each discussion! 1:00 - How…
7: Ash’s squad hits the practice field
Aug 3, 2017 • 38 min
The smell of football is in the air! With the team officially hitting the practice field for the first time this week, we decided to look back at the reports from the first practice and break down the early buzz. We talk about the linebacker situation,…
6: Is Rutgers on the right path? An agent chimes in.
Jul 21, 2017 • 46 min
Is Rutgers on the path to athletic success? Is there more that the athletic program can be doing? We talk to agent, sports writer, professor and Rutgers grad, Jason Belzer, to get his take on the state of the Rutgers program. It is an insightful look at…
5: Rutgers Round Table Rundown!
Jul 5, 2017 • 37 min
In today’s episode, we are taking a stroll down the front page of the site, as well as the topics being discussed on our Round Table message board. We start things off by discussing Carlton Agudosi, exploring why the head coach of the Cardinals had this…
4: What makes a great recruiter?
Jun 24, 2017 • 28 min
What makes a great recruiter? In today’s episode, we talk to two future Scarlet Knights, as well as two high school coaches in pursuit of the answer. Highlights: 1:57: Incoming Rutgers DB Tim Barrow talks about his decision to attend Rutgers, as…
3: The Rutgers camp season is here!
Jun 14, 2017 • 28 min
In today’s episode, we take a look at the lineup of camps held by Chris Ash and his Scarlet Knight football program. What is the point of the camps? How can the program benefit? We also discuss new commit Zihir Lacewell and explore some of the topics…
2: Former RU quarterback Mike Teel
Jun 5, 2017 • 38 min
In our latest episode, we welcome former Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel, who led the Scarlet Knights through much of 2005-2008 and holds many Rutgers records. Before Mike joins us, Bobby and John discuss some of the hot topics trending on the…
1: Welcome to the Scarlet Nation Podcast!
May 29, 2017 • 22 min
In our first episode, we introduce our listeners to the Scarlet Nation podcast and discuss a few topics of interest to our readers. For example, we discuss past and present recruiting, including the big question of the day: “Is Rutgers…