Rutgers seeks replacement for suspended Leonte Carroo, Kyle Flood confident in state of program

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Kyle Flood shifted the attention to Penn State during his Monday press conference but also took questions about the Saturday incident involving Leonte Carroo and the subsequent suspension.

The Headline – Rutgers coach Kyle Flood spoke again with passion about his belief in the players in his locker room. Faced with a large media contingent, Flood spoke adamantly about the program and where it stands.

“Working with young people for a living, we constantly are reminding them to put themselves in good positions, to put themselves in good places, to make great decisions just like I do with my own son, just like I do with my own daughter,” Flood said. “It’s just like my dad did for me when I was growing up. And when they make mistakes, does it hurt? It hurts but it doesn’t mean we stop loving them and it doesn’t mean we stop educating the people who are in that locker room right now.”

Flood does not expect any change in Leonte Carroo's status before the Penn State game after a Saturday altercation under investigation by police.

“We have a lot of talent on the offense,” said quarterback Chris Laviano. “We’re just going to prepare and do our best to prepare throughout the week and play Saturday.”

Worth Noting  -- Yes, Carlton Agudosi becomes the starter for Carroo, but both Janarion Grant and John Tsimis can expect bigger roles with the offense in an attempt to replace the top offensive player.

Quote of the Day – “I love that environment. I love the environment of fans that will boo. It gets me hyped. It gets my teammates hyped. We’re just going to do our job. We’re on a mission. It’s a business trip, and when you handle business, you handle business the right way.” – Senior linebacker Quentin Gause.

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