Evans Clinchy
Tuesday January 31st, 2012

Greg Schiano left Rutgers a week ago to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it didn't take long for the Scarlet Knights to choose a replacement. Interim coach Kyle Flood will take over the head-coaching position at Rutgers permanently, according to the New York Times.

Mario Cristobal of Florida International had spent hours discussing the position with Rutgers officials but ultimately declined, sources tell the Times. That leaves Flood as the university's fall-back option. Rutgers is expected to announce Flood’s hiring on Tuesday afternoon. Schiano had been in charge at Rutgers since 2001. He led the Scarlet Knights to a 68-67 overall record, winning five of his six bowl appearances.

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