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Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann: AP sources

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A university official and a person with direct knowledge of the decisions tell The Associated Press that Rutgers has fired coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the school was not yet prepared to announce its decisions.

The Scarlet Knights just finished a 4-8 season that was a mess on and off the field. Flood was suspended for three games for making inappropriate contact with a professor regarding a player’s academics. Also, seven players were arrested since August, though charges were dropped against star receiver Leontee Carroo.

Flood is 27-24 in four seasons at Rutgers, including bowl appearances in his first three.

Hermann took over in 2013 after the Mike Rice scandal led to Tim Pernetti’s firing.