Kyle Flood Considers the Whole East Coast 'Rutgers State'

By DJ Byrnes on July 28, 2014 at 12:20p

Kyle Flood was just at the Big Ten media day podium for the first — and likely, the last — time.

After saying "physicality" is what stands out about B1G football, he dropped this gem on us:

Let's check in on recruiting from the state in which Rutgers actually resides:

Kyle Flood, however, isn't the only Big Ten coach liberal with granting statehood: Illinois coach Tim Beckman previously talked about how it's imperative for Illinois to win recruiting battles in the "state of Chicago." 



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You'd think he wouldn't be nervous, but watching him on BTN2Go showed him puffing his chest a bit much for having done squat in our conference thus far... I know I know, it's about the money....

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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FROMTHE18's picture

people want a bit of SEC flair in the B1G, I like the fact a coach of a crap program is introducing himself to the conference confidently. The B1G needs more of that.

703Buckeye's picture

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Hovenaut's picture


Hope he stays out of "Decommitment State" this cycle...

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FROMTHE18's picture

well, its been said before, if Rutgers can sort out recruiting its region, it'd be a conference title contender. Another observation, no OSU logos next to those players...

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HilltopHustle's picture

Of note: Ohio State hasn't done much with New Jersey this year either (the class is small, I understand that). That state is going to be a battle for us vs. Franklin going forward. Meyer was killing BOB there.

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This "State of ____" talk goes all the way back to Howard Schnellenberger and the Miami dynasty of the 80s.

Schnellenberger created what he called "the state of Miami" and focused the majority of his recruiting resources on the top kids in Dade County.

As each group came and went through Miami -- usually winning a national title in the process -- the next group of local kids would come in with hopes of equaling or quite possibly surpassing what the last group did.

So just know that when you're criticizing Flood and Beckman, you're criticizing Schnellenberger. If that's the case, are you really on the good side of that argument?

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buckeyeotaku's picture

and that hokey coach up north doesn't feel any pressure, say what you will these guys are great comedians

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Bichigan