PISCATAWAY — When Greg Schiano stuck with Gary Nova for the entire West Virginia game despite struggling through a four-turnover outing, the head coach made one thing very clear.
The freshman is the incumbent starting quarterback of his football team. For West Virginia last week, for South Florida this week, for the remainder of this season and beyond.
He has to be. The 11-year head coach has reached the point of no return. Not after Rutgers has dropped consecutive conference games while Nova had seven turnovers in those two outings.
“You're not going to stay in there if you turn the ball over,” Schinao said. “You can't stay in there.”