Posted by Chip Patterson
Rutgers offensive line coach Kyle Flood has accepted an offer be the next Scarlet Knights' head coach, sources tell CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy.
Flood was initially named the interim head coach following Greg Schiano's departure to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. He has served on the Scarlet Knights' coaching staff as offensive line coach since 2005. The Scarlet Knights have only had one losing season since Flood joined the staff, and have gone 5-1 in bowl appearances.
According to The Star-Ledger, the Rutgers Board of Governors has a call scheduled for noon Tuesday. Flood is expected to be announced in a news conference later in the day.
As the interim head coach, Flood has been able to continue recruiting efforts up until the final dead period before National Signing Day. While some recruits - like UCLA commit Devin Fuller - have turned elsewhere after Schiano's departure, Flood's promotion will hopefully secure the rest of a strong Scarlet Knights recruiting class.
Earlier on Monday, it was widely reported that FIU head coach Mario Cristobal was set to return to Rutgers and take the job. However, CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy and Bruce Feldman debunked those rumors. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement on terms, and Cristobal - happy with his current situation at FIU - is looking forward to coaching the Panthers in 2012.
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