Rutgers' Kyle Flood will coach opener despite investigation

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Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation.

Flood announced Thursday after practice there hasn't been a resolution in the investigation into whether he violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player.

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Athletic director Julie Hermann attended practice, but didn't comment. The university has been examining Flood's actions for about a week.

Flood says he's not sure if cornerback Nadir Barnwell, whose academic status is in question, would be eligible to play Saturday.

Flood is entering his fourth season as coach. He's 23-16, taking the Scarlet Knights to a bowl game in each of his first three seasons.

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