Rutgers Athletics sees major changes


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The end of this year's football season marked the end of an era for the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers hired a new athletic director after firing now-former Athletic Director Julie Hermann and now-former head coach Kyle Flood. 

According to The Daily Targum, University President Robert L. Barchi hired Patrick Hobbs, the former dean of Seton Hall University’s School of Law. Barchi said Hobbs had the attributes required for the University’s next athletic director.

“When I made the decision last week that we needed a change in leadership, I set out to find an interim Director of Athletics who could stabilize the Department,” Barchi wrote. 

Ohio State University Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash was named the new head coach for the Scarlet Knights shortly after, though he will continue to work with the Buckeyes through the bowl season, according to the Targum.

He will split his time between the two institutions until his commitments with OSU have concluded.

Coach Flood was on a recruiting trip to Long Island when he received a call from Barchi alerting him of his termination, according to the Targum.

“I want to thank the entire Rutgers community for the opportunity to be a part of their F.A.M.I.L.Y. for the last 11 seasons,” Flood said in a statement on Twitter. “I wish the Rutgers team, community and alumni nothing but success in the future … I have no doubt the best is yet to come."


Sanjana Chandrasekharan

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