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Rutgers picks assistant Kyle Flood

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Rutgers assistant Kyle Flood has been hired as the team’s coach, getting his first chance to run a major college program.

The 41-year-old Flood, who was promoted to interim coach after Greg Schiano departed last week to become the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach, interviewed for the job over the weekend.

Flood, was emotional on the podium at his formal introduction on Tuesday. He even started to break up when he thanked his wife and children.

“This has really been humbling, going through this process,” Flood said. “The core values of Rutgers football don’t come and go with any one person. That’s how our players live their lives, and that’s what we’re about here at Rutgers.

“It’s an honor to be the coach here.”

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