A little over a month ago, Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood told reporters that he believed his program could stay in New Jersey if it was able to get a new facility.
But now, it appears Flood’s prediction is coming true, according to sources within the program.
Flood’s comments came during a press conference held on Saturday morning at Rutgers’ campus in East Orange, New Jersey, where he reiterated the school’s commitment to recruiting in the state.
“We will recruit in the Garden State if we can get the right facilities,” Flood said.
“I have never made any statements about recruiting in New York.
We have an excellent relationship with Rutgers, and we will continue to do so.
We want to be a part of Rutgers, whether it’s for football or any other sport.
We are committed to doing that and will continue doing that.”
Fellow head coach Kyle Ash said Flood’s statements were not a statement of fact.
Flood has been with Rutgers since 2007 and is currently in his third season as the Scarlet Knights head coach.
He was named interim head coach in March and has been coaching the team since March of 2018.
According to the Scarlet Knight Athletic Association, Flood and the team have been working together on plans for a new stadium since the 2016-17 season.
The team has been in discussions with various potential stadium sites across the state, and the Scarlet and Blue have recently secured the site of the New Jersey Stadium.
Rutgers has been actively shopping its home campus, and Flood has stated that he is optimistic about finding a new home.
“The Rutgers football program is a great community, and I know this community is excited to have a new opportunity to play football in a new state,” Flood told the Scarlet & White Athletic Association.
“We have made great progress toward getting this done, and will be very excited to get this done.
We will continue building relationships with Rutgers and look forward to working with the administration to make this a successful and successful facility.”