Rutgers Fires Athletic Director and Football Coach on the Same Day

By D.J. Byrnes on November 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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Update: So long, Kyle Flood.

Many people are wondering why, with all the other firings going on, why Rutgers is choosing to hang onto its mediocre-to-subpar football coach, Kyle Flood.

They may not wonder for much longer as Rutgers fired its athletic director, Julie Hermann, on Sunday morning.


Hermann is out Sunday after a meeting at the home of Rutgers president Robert Barchi, who hired her and was her biggest public supporter during some rocky times, Gannett New Jersey has learned.

Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor Dick Edwards, who co-chaired the committee to hire Hermann along with booster Kate Sweeney, was seen arriving at Barchi’s home at 12:10 p.m.

Hermann arrived about 15 minutes later.  The meeting lasted 11 minutes.

Looks like we'll know Flood's status by tonight:

Big Ten East coaches will certainly pour one out for Flood if this is the end. 

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