The Week That Was's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features an in-state basketball rivalry and Kyle Flood building his staff.

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On the Gridiron
  • Rutgers coach Kyle Flood spent the week building his first coaching staff as the head of the program. Flood will officially announce his assistant coaches this morning.

  • Offensively, Flood is expected to name Dave Brock his offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. Rob Spence will coach quarterbacks with Damian Wroblewski coaching the offensive line and Darnell Dinkins with the tight ends.

  • Defensively, linebacker coach goes to Dave Cohen, former Hofstra head coach, and Robb Smith moves from special teams coordinator to defensive coordinator. Former defensive line coach Phil Galiano is expected to work with defensive backs and take over the role of special teams coordinator.

  • Rutgers legend Brian Leonard and Super Bowl champion Brandon Bing returned to Rutgers this week to watch the basketball team play Seton Hall. At halftime, Leonard said he expects Flood to be an "amazing" head coach and leader for Rutgers football.

  • In conference news, the Big East is expected to receive $20 million to allow West Virginia to leave for the Big XII for the upcoming football season. Memphis finalized a deal this week to join the conference in 2013.

In Recruiting
  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad hit double-digit verbal offers including Notre Dame, Alabama and Oklahoma. Rutgers was one of the first schools in for Muhammad, who said he has no leaders.

  • St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) wide receiver Charlie Callinan said he remains interested in Rutgers after the coaching change and wants to learn more about the new staff as soon as possible. With P.J. Fleck and Jeff Hafley leaving for Tampa Bay, newly hired assistant Cohen took over his recruitment.

  • St. Peters Prep cornerback Tre Bell picked up South Florida, South Carolina and Michigan offers in the last two weeks and is up to seven total verbal scholarship offers.

  • Rutgers remains the lone offer for Holy Trinity High (Hicksville, N.Y.) quarterback Christopher Laviano, who was close with Flood before he was hired as head coach.

  • Piscataway four-star athlete Nadir Barnwell will make an unofficial visit today to Rutgers to meet the new staff. Barnwell holds verbal offers from Rutgers, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Notre Dame and South Carolina.

  • Elizabeth (N.J.) running back Elijah Hughes will reclassify to the Class of 2013 and prep at Avon (Conn.), the same place where fellow Elizabeth product Khaseem Greene prepped for college.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (12-13, 4-8) crumbled in the final minutes against in-state rival Seton Hall in a 59-54 home loss. The Scarlet Knights are losers of three straight games and face Notre Dame Wednesday on the road.

  • Freshman forward Derrick Randall played just three minutes against Seton Hall, with coach Mike Rice saying he needs to improve his rebounding. Austin Johnson started in his place.

  • Freshman forward Kadeem Jack played 15 minutes off the bench Wednesday, recording four points, three rebounds and a block.

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