Flood, 17-11 since replacing Greg Schiano as head coach, and the
Scarlet Knights opened the season 2-0 and host Penn State this week,
the Big Ten Conference opener for the former Big East program.
Flood was lauded in New Jersey this week for his strong stance on
domestic violence in the wake of former Rutgers running back Ray
Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL.
"Coach Flood exemplifies our university's standards and values both
on and off the field," Rutgers University President Robert Barchi
said. "He has put together a strong coaching staff that supports our
mission to compete well both in the classroom and on the field."
In addition to a top-10 APR ranking, Flood led Rutgers to two
straight bowl appearances and was the 2012 Big East Coach of The
Year in his first season as head coach, when Rutgers shared the Big
--Oklahoma State starting quarterback J.W. Walsh is expected to be
sidelined six to eight weeks after having surgery.
The school had yet to release any information on Walsh's condition
but numerous reports out of Stillwater, Okla., confirmed Walsh had
surgery on his lower leg or ankle.
Walsh was injured in OSU's win over Missouri State on Saturday. He
had X-rays and remained on crutches after leaving late in the second
quarter of the game.
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--LSU head coach Les Miles confirmed that wide receiver Travin Dural
returned to practice and is expected to play when the No. 9 Tigers
face Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Dural, a sophomore who leads the nation with a 48.5 yards-per-catch
average and is second with four touchdowns, suffered minor injuries
in a Sunday morning car accident. Dural suffered a gash on his head
that required as many as 15 stitches.
Because of the injury, Dural was unable to wear a helmet. He had
been held out of practice on Monday and Tuesday.
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