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Report: Rutgers fires three coaches, including DC

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Kyle Flood‘s job as Rutgers head coach appears to be safe (for now), but the same reportedly can’t be said for a trio of assistants on his coaching staff.

Citing a source inside the RU football program, the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Flood has dismissed defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski.  An official announcement from the school on any staff changes could come as early as today.

Cohen was at the center of a controversy involving former defensive back Jevon Tyree, who accused the coordinator of bullying prior to leaving the program this past spring.  It didn’t help the coach’s case that his defense in 2013 allowed more total yards of offense than all but two other teams in the Scarlet Knights’ history.

All three of the dismissed assistants had been with the program for the past two seasons.

The upheaval on Flood’s staff comes as the Knights wrapped up their final season in the AAC/Big East ahead of its move to the Big Ten in 2014.

UPDATED 4:58 p.m. ET: Rutgers has confirmed that defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski will not return in 2014.

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10 Responses to “Report: Rutgers fires three coaches, including DC”
  1. machine64red2 says: Dec 8, 2013 3:59 PM

    ND is going to smack your red ass

  2. rossumnminor says: Dec 8, 2013 4:06 PM

    Tommy will tell….

  3. notredamefaithful says: Dec 8, 2013 4:07 PM

    Even more reason to think ND is gonna put a hurtin on them.

  4. gibbskins9 says: Dec 8, 2013 4:47 PM

    Should get rid of Nova too he is terrible

  5. thegamecocker says: Dec 8, 2013 5:06 PM

    Jevon Tyree is a piece of garbage and is not close to being worthy of a Rutgers education. He was passed over as a corner back by a offensive player who played better than he did. Like the little bitch-boy he is, he made a mountain out of a molehill with this bullying nonsense. He is a pathetic human being. Then he goes crying to Mommy and Daddy who made him look like a bigger baby. What’s punk!

  6. thesconnienation says: Dec 8, 2013 6:59 PM

    thegamecocker says:
    Dec 8, 2013 5:06 PM
    Jevon Tyree is a piece of garbage and is not close to being worthy of a Rutgers education. He was passed over as a corner back by a offensive player who played better than he did. Like the little bitch-boy he is, he made a mountain out of a molehill with this bullying nonsense. He is a pathetic human being. Then he goes crying to Mommy and Daddy who made him look like a bigger baby. What’s punk!

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    Being treated horribly is OK because you think he is a bad CB?

    You might be confused who is the pathetic human being. Take a look in a mirror sometime.

  7. queenlivekillers says: Dec 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    The Pinstripe Bowl was shaping up to be an infomercial for Notre Dame and a glorified recruiting trip for their east coast targets. Playing a 6-6 team in a stadium that will be 80% Irish fans. Now it is an absolute joke. You fire your Defensive Coordinator before the biggest game of the year and replace him, on an interim basis, with your special teams coach? Come on, man. Way to wave the white flag, Rutgers.

  8. wustlumdnj says: Dec 8, 2013 10:59 PM

    Biggest game of the year? This is a program in transition to the big 10. This was a failure of a year. This game is insignificant compared to the turmoil that has occurred this year and the need to prepare for the future. So sorry Notre Dame fan that our administration wasn’t thinking about you

  9. thegamecocker says: Dec 8, 2013 11:44 PM

    @thescnnientatio….

    He made a big thing out of nothing because he was HUMILIATED losing his job to someone else who was an OFFENSIVE player…NOT BECAUSE HE WAS TREATED BADLY!!! Quite frankly SHAME ON HIM for using the RACE CARD to get back at a coach!! While the coach was dismissed anyway, it was because this coach was ineffective preventing opponents from scoring, NOT anything to do with this non-player! He was a defensive player who couldn’t beat out an offensive player for playing time. He should get lost and so should you, ya moron!

  10. ningenito78 says: Dec 9, 2013 10:04 AM

    @thesconnienation- try reading up on the story before you just come out with your generic ‘down with bullying’ crap. Moron.

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