Now that Chas Dodd has graduated, Gary Nova is basically the unquestioned starting quarterback for Rutgers.
That's not the strongest of statements based on Nova's previous numbers. Last season, he completed just 55 percent of his passes for 2,159 yards, 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, as he shared time with Dodd.
Head coach Kyle Flood said via Dan Duggan of NJ.com that, if the season were starting today, Nova would be the starter. But, technically, Nova is competing with Mike Bimonte and Chris Laviano.
The Big Ten East Division, which features Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Penn State, won't offer the Scarlet Knights many breaks. All of those teams have solid quarterback play.
Rutgers has many question marks, but Nova's improvement is among the most compelling.
Ben Kercheval is a lead writer for college football at Bleacher Report. All stats courtesy of cfbstats.com.