Rutgers fires Kyle Flood, AD Julie Hermann

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

"Signs pointing to cleaning house," a source told ESPN.

Flood, who has gone 27-24 since becoming head coach in 2012, said he believed his job was safe after the Scarlet Knights ended a tumultuous 4-8 season with a 46-41 loss to Maryland on Saturday.

"Nobody's given me any indication that I wouldn't be the football coach," Flood told NJ.com after the Scarlet Knights surrendered a 21-point first-half lead Saturday. "I get those questions and I think the shame of those types of questions is they lead other people to believe that there's some question about it. To my knowledge, there's no question about it.

"I'm the head football coach. I've been here for four years now. We've won the only conference championship in the history of this program. We won the only Lambert Cup in the history of this program. We've gone to three bowl games in four years. And I fully expect to be the head coach here for a long time.''

He went 4-12 in conference games, including a 1-7 mark this season, since Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014.

Flood was suspended three games earlier this season for emailing a professor and later scheduling an in-person meeting to discuss the academic standing of former Scarlet Knights defensive back Nadir Barnwell.

In addition, seven Rutgers players were arrested this season for offenses varying from home invasion to assault.