Report: Kyle Flood set to join Nick Saban, Alabama staff
Former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood has landed on Nick Saban’s staff, according to a report.
Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN reported on Friday that Saban hired Flood to be Alabama’s new offensive line coach. Flood has spent the last two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, serving as an assistant offensive line coach.
This would be Flood’s first return to college football since being terminated by Rutgers following the 2015 season.
I’m told Nick Saban has hired Atlanta Falcons asst coach and former Rutgers HC, Kyle Flood to be the new offensive line coach at Alabama.
— Ian Fitzsimmons (@Ianfitzespn) January 18, 2019
Flood was at Rutgers from 2012-15, compiling a 27-24 record in that span. His teams also attended three bowl games in that stretch. He was in charge of the program when the Scarlet Knights transitioned into the B1G in 2014.
Rutgers finished its first B1G season 8-5, which included a win in the Quick Lane Bowl. The following year, the Scarlet Knights went 4-8 and dealt with a slew of off-field issues, prompting Flood’s termination.
Prior to becoming the head coach at Rutgers, he served in various roles with the program, beginning in 2005. He was the offensive line coach from 2005-11, but also earned titles as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and run game coordinator along the way.
Flood replaces former Alabama offensive line coach Brent Key.