Why Kyle Flood Is The Right Head Coach For Rutgers

Hey folks, I should probably introduce myself real quick. I'm Brandon C., the manager at the SB Nation Yankees site Pinstripe Alley, and a writer at the SB Nation Rangers site, Blueshirt Banter. I talked to Jon tonight and I'm going to be writing here about the basketball and football teams every once in a while.

Anyway, I am a Rutgers man, and when I heard the news of Greg Schiano's departure for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I couldn't believe it. I'm actually very happy for him, and I would have taken the job if I was him too. My immediate thought was "Rutgers is a "big" school now, we can get a "big name" coach. Then, after thinking it through, I made my decision.

I wanted the Interim Coach to get the job. And he did, as Kyle Flood was named the Head Coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

The reasoning is simple.

Greg Schiano was not the program anymore when he left. The recruits came for the school, the programs, and more importantly the individual coaches. By hiring from within, Rutgers gets to keep the recruits.

Also, when I talked to multiple current players (didn't get the names) they all said they "want Flood, keep it in the family."

Rutgers is still a Family without Schiano. The hiring of Flood makes that a certainty.

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