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.