Rutgers will have one of its own back by spring practice with the decision to hire former great Mike Teel as a graduate assistant. Head coach Kyle Flood made the decision to bring the former quarterback in as a graduate assistant to fill one of two vacancies, sources told ScarletReport.com.
Mike Teel had interested in returning to Rutgers
ever since he left as an NFL draft pick in the spring of 2009. Head coach Kyle Flood gave him that chance by hiring him as a graduate assistant, sources said.
Teel will join the program to fill one of two graduate assistant spots vacated by Matt Simon and Darnell Stapleton in the offseason. He comes back to Rutgers after two seasons in the NFL, coaching time at Kean and a stint in the corporate world.
Rutgers does not have a quarterbacks coach, which gave Teel a natural fit as a GA. He is expected to work closely with offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen and fellow Don Bosco graduate Gary Nova.
Teel worked for two seasons as the quarterbacks coach at Kean after time spent with the Seattle Seahawks. Teel also spent time with the Chicago Bears before a decision to coach.
He joins former Scarlet Knight Charlie Noonan and special teams assistant Sam Williams as graduate assistants under Flood.
During his time at Rutgers, Teel was a two-time captain and the quarterback for the first bowl victory in school history – the 2006 Texas Bowl. Teel earned MVP honors in the 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl in a victory over N.C. State and quarterback Russell Wilson.