The Week That Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features National Signing Day.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review.

So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news.

To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired.

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On the Gridiron
  • The biggest news for the Rutgers football team came Monday when athletic director Tim Pernetti pegged Kyle Flood as Greg Schiano's replacement for head coach. Pernetti chose Flood Monday over Mario Cristobal from FIU and got him unanimously approved by the Board of Governors Tuesday afternoon.

  • Flood's contract is worth $4.75 million over five years including incentives and he has a pool of $1.8 million for assistant coaches.

  • On assistant coaches, many jobs remain undecided, with Schiano expected to announce multiple additions to his Tampa Bay staff from Rutgers today. Wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck, who left earlier in the week to be the offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois, will be one of the additions.

  • Flood has his offensive line replacement picked out, but Rutgers is expected to formally announce staff changes together and as soon as possible.

In Recruiting
  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) five-star defensive lineman Darius Hamilton made things official Tuesday night in what was perhaps the greatest 10 minutes in Rutgers recruiting history. Within 10 minutes of Hamilton's announcement to commit to Rutgers on MSG Varsity, linebackers Quanzell Lambert and Steve Longa announced intentions to sign the next day with Rutgers.

  • Within minutes of Flood becoming the head coach, offensive linemen J.J. Denman and Chris Muller reaffirmed their commitments to Rutgers.

  • Rutgers pulled off two commitments on National Signing Day, receiving a National Letter of Intent in the early morning from Franklin (Reisterstown, Md.) receiver Ian Thomas and a late letter from South Brunswick cornerback Jevon Tyree.

  • Tyree, close friend of Mohamed Sanu, received his offer less than a day before signing with the Scarlet Knights.

  • Tight end Michael Giacone was the only decommitment during Schiano's departure from Rutgers. Giacone officially visited Boston College over the weekend and signed with the Eagles.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (12-12, 4-7) dropped a pair of road games this week and fell to .500 on the season. The Scarlet Knights lost 78-67 at Providence and 78-66 Saturday at No. 25 Louisville.

  • In the Louisville loss, Rutgers coach Mike Rice received an ejection from officials after an animated argument in the first half. Assistant coach David Cox took over head coaching duties for the remainder of the game.

  • Rutgers has a chance to get back into the Big East race Wednesday when they host in-state rival Seton Hall at 9 p.m.


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