There has been a lot of speculation about the possibility of Rutgers hiring Tom Bradley as their new defensive coordinator, and the majority of Rutgers supporters out there seem very excited about that possibility.
I am not excited at all by the possibility of Bradley joining Flood's staff.
First of all, let me explain that this has nothing to do with him as an actual coach, as I know he is terrific at his job.
Now, onto the reasons.
Bradley Wants to be a Head Coach- What's the point of hiring Bradley if the entire time he'll be looking out for other opportunities? Rutgers is a F.A.M.I.L.Y. and Bradley cannot be a part of that if he's half in and half out of the door.
Bradley Would Challenge Flood's Status- I worry that Bradley would challenge new coach Kyle Flood too much, to the point that Flood is focused more on keeping his job than actually winning games. Flood would likely know Bradley wants to be the Head Coach, so the added pressure is not needed.
Leave Us Alone, Penn State- I do not want any of Penn State's problems trickling into Rutgers territory. I don't know if he's clean, but if Bradley had anything to do with anything involving the Sandusky case, we're going to hear a lot about it. That's not going to be fun.
Keep It Inside- Rutgers hired their Head Coach from within, so why not hire the defensive coordinator from within? It all goes back to the F.A.M.I.L.Y. saying, if they really mean it they should promote from within.