Rutgers Fires Julie Hermann, Kyle Flood, Reports Say
Rutgers University Athletic director Julie Hermann and head football coach have been relieved of their respective jobs according to ESPN.
The cable channel reports that Rutgers is "cleaning house" and that both were fired.
NJ Advance Media reported that Hermann went to Barchi's Piscataway home on Sunday around noon for a meeting and was asked to turn in her resignation. UPDATE: A new report says Patrick Hobbs, dean emeritus of Seton Hall University School of Law, will replace Hermann.
Rutgers spokespersons would initially neither confirm nor deny the reports in email messages.
The change would cap a rough several months that saw severe charges leveled against some members of the Rutgers football team including an alleged series of violent break-ins and an alleged unprovoked attack against a student.
Star player Leonte Carroo missed games while facing charges — later dismissed — related to a hectic brawl outside of a game.
Flood himself was suspended earlier in the season for discussing a student's grades with a professor.
And NJ Advance Media reports the university's office of enterprise risk management, ethics and compliance has been investigating allegations of failed drug tests and other issues, citing unnamed sources.
The reported firings come one day after the Rutgers Scarlett Knights football season ended after a 4-8 season.
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.
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