Ex-Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is heading to the NFL
Apparently it’s a good time to be a fired former B1G coach.
Former Purdue coach Darrell Hazell reportedly agreed to a deal to become the Minnesota Vikings’ next wide receivers coach on Thursday. Kyle Flood is also moving up to the big leagues.
The ex-Rutgers coach will be an assistant offensive line coach with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on Friday. Flood will reunite with Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who worked with the former Rutgers coach at Hofstra in the late 1990s.
Flood will join the Falcons after taking a year off from coaching. He was suspended for three games after violating the university compliance policy and later fired after a tumultuous 2015 season.
Rutgers was issued an NCAA Notice of Allegations in December, which accused Flood of several violations during his time in Piscataway.
According to NJ.com, Flood was tagged with a possible show-cause order, which could make it difficult for him to coach in college again if found guilty.
The new contract with the Falcons will offset the $1.4 million buyout Flood was scheduled to receive for being fired “without cause” from the university.
Flood went 27-24 in his four seasons in Piscataway.