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Rutgers Makes Assistant Kyle Flood Interim Coach

Greg Schiano Head Coach of Rutgers Scarlet Knights leads his team into the field before their college football game against North Carolina Central Eagles on September 1, 2011 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Greg Schiano Head Coach of Rutgers Scarlet Knights leads his team into the field before their college football game against North Carolina Central Eagles on September 1, 2011 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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Rutgers offensive line coach Kyle Flood will be the program’s interim head coach until a permanent replacement for Greg Schiano is found.

Schiano accepted an offer to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday. He leaves after 11 seasons at Rutgers and a 68-67 record.

Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti says a new coach will be hired “as soon as possible” but did not guarantee that a hire would be made before signing day Wednesday.

Flood, who is also the assistant head coach, has been at Rutgers for seven seasons.

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