The Rutgers University football program has been drowning in drama and controversy as of late, but coach Kyle Flood doesn’t appear to be batting an eye. Speaking to reporters after practice today, Flood said he would indeed be coaching the team in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday.
“I will be coaching the game on Saturday,” Rutgers football coach said with conviction after Thursday’s practice. “It’s always great to have the support of your administration. I think when the players come out to practice and they see that your athletic director is here, I think that speaks to it.”
Flood is currently under investigation by the university after he allegedly contacted a professor directly about the academic eligibility of one of his players, junior cornerback Nadir Barnwell. To add insult to injury, it was reported yesterday that Flood defied a direct order to NOT contact said professor. If found guilty of such actions, he could very well be fired.
Even worse is that at practice today, multiple Rutgers players were arrested on assault charges. This is the last thing that any college football team needs just two days away from starting the season.
Just the same, Flood appears determined to not hide in the shadows and instead let his presence be known. Hopefully, this entire mess does not blow up in his face and end up causing a greater problem.
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