Thursday, March 1, 2012
Kyle Flood loses 3 assistants to NFL
By Andrea Adelson ESPN.com
New Rutgers coach Kyle Flood already has lost three assistants to the NFL, a little more than two weeks after announcing his first staff.
Special teams coordinator Phil Galiano is leaving for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; running backs coach Ben Sirmans is heading to coach the same position for the St. Louis Rams; and graduate assistant Andrew Janocko will become the Buccaneers' offensive quality control coach.
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The school confirmed the moves, first reported by footballscoop.com and The (Newark) Star-Ledger. Galiano and Janocko will be re-joining former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who left the Scarlet Knights to become Tampa Bay's coach just before national signing day.
Schiano now has taken six Rutgers assistants with him to Tampa Bay.
Galiano had been one of two holdovers retained by Flood, and was promoted to special teams coordinator after serving as defensive line coach in 2011.
Sirmans was hired from Boston College, where he spent the previous five seasons.
Flood, who was promoted to head coach after serving as offensive line coach, had carefully crafted his staff, making sure each assistant had ties to the area that the program refers to as "the state of Rutgers" for recruiting purposes.
Andrea Adelson covers the Big East for ESPN.com.