After the onslaught of suspensions overflowing the headlines at Rutgers University, Kyle Flood managed to get himself involved in the fiasco and was dismissed for three games. Flood’s replacement, assistant head coach/running backs coach, Norries Wilson, had those titles temporarily stripped away to fill the role as interim head coach until Flood’s suspension is fulfilled.
And it wasn’t long until reporters from numerous media outlets and broadcasting stations got a taste of the Minnesota graduate and his inquisitive personality.
Following a 3-28 loss to Penn State, Wilson participated in a press conference – a media get-together that some reveal as strange, uncomfortable or simply bizarre.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 20, 2015
Rutgers' interim coach Norries Wilson conducts bizarre press conference after Penn State loss http://t.co/25FHx3uqBI
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 20, 2015
A graduate of Minnesota in 1989, Norries Wilson has contributed to many other universities before he came to Piscataway, New Jersey.
His football background took flight in 1991 when he took an assignment at North Carolina Central for one season as offensive line/tight ends coach. Staying put in North Carolina, Wilson went onward to Livingstone College in Salisbury to serve as a defensive coordinator.
But Wilson’s breakthrough wasn’t until 2002 when, after spending two years with the offensive line, Wilson was upgraded to offensive coordinator, in which he stayed as such for three seasons until answering the call for his first head coaching job at Columbia in 2006.
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