Rutgers coach Kyle Flood will be back in front of a microphone tomorrow. But more importantly, the fourth-year head coach will be back on the sidelines Saturday at Indiana.
The Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2) get Flood back in his full capacity, and associate head coach Norries Wilson ended his month-long stay as team spokesman Sunday during a teleconference with local media.
"It’s been up and down obviously," Wilson said on the end of his interim coach tenure. "I enjoyed being around the kids and helping coach their effort on game day. It’s been down in the fact that I couldn’t spend a lot of time back with the guys that I coach full time and making sure that they were on point with what they were doing, but they played pretty well last night – all five of them. It had its moments in both directions, and coach Flood’s back and I’ll be back in the running back room full time and we’ll just drive on from there."
The Scarlet Knights now shift focus to an improved Indiana team (4-2, 0-2) that lost to Penn State Saturday afternoon.
"We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing," Wilson said. "Those three games have gone by and we handled the situation we needed to handle and we’re just going to press on for Indiana."
Rutgers held a second-half lead over Michigan State, which dropped from 4 to 7 in the rankings, but cannot dwell on past games, Wilson said.
"There’s nothing we can do about last night," Wilson said. "That game’s gone. Learn what we can from the mistakes that we made and drive on and put in the same amount or even more effort against the opponent this weekend. I know I’m going to do that with my players in my room and I’m confident that the other coaches will do the same thing."