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Dubuc, Schiano and Codrington on radio

As we head toward the end of July, the 2010 football season inches closer and the High School Gridiron Report is there every step of the way.

On Wednesday night, Larry Blustein and Kevin Rogers have a full program slated with Matt Dubuc, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano and Kynon Codrington from ESPN Rise from 9-10 p.m. on WQAM (560 AM).

Dubuc, the offensive coordinator at Cardinal Gibbons, has organized a first ever Youth Football Friday Night Exposure Camp on Friday, July 30 from 5-9 p.m. at the Lauderhill Sports Complex.

The event, which is open to youth football players from ages 8-14, will be promoted by Generation Nexxt Youth Sports Network and include player evaluation and ranking for the upcoming season as well as instruction from local high school coaches. There will also be a fastest man competition for each age group.

More than any other football coach in America, Schiano, who has spent so much time in this region of the country, realizes what South Florida means to the success of the Scarlet Knights when it comes to recruiting.

Entering his 10th year as the head football coach at Rutgers University, Schiano has continued to make his mark in the annals of the Birthplace of College Football. Rutgers had advanced to a postseason bowl just once in 135 years of football, however, Schiano has made that infrequency a thing of the past as the Scarlet Knights continued its recent bowl tradition, accepting a bid to their fifth-straight bowl game – a program first.

Rutgers is just one of four schools in the nation to win four consecutive bowl games over the last four seasons. It’s another indication that Schiano and his staff have the program headed in the right direction.

Although he has created what he started out to accomplish - building one of the top programs in the nation on a rock solid foundation - both on the field and in the classroom, the ultimate goal remains the same for Schiano. Since the day he accepted the position on Dec. 1, 2000 the vision has always been winning the National Championship.

Last week it was the Nike 7-on-7 event at Miramar Regional Park, which Miami Northwestern won. This weekend, it's the prestigious Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 event at Disney, and Codrington has been on top of it all.

He will join the show to promote this weekend's event as well as look back at last Saturday's 16-team event in South Florida.

The show can also be heard live on www.wqam.com.