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How Much Should the New Rutgers Coach be Paid?

Chris Christie
Tim Larsen, Governor's Office

Thursday, Rutgers University head football coach Greg Schiano stepped down to take over the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The school has come under fire in recent years as many students and some faculty members have complained about Schiano’s $2.3 million salary. Governor Chris Christie was asked about that today.

“I do believe Rutgers has been a big-time football program and they obviously were paying their coach a big-time football program salary,” says Christie. “If it’s the decision of the university to continue in that direction then I assume that they’re going to have to pay a significant coach a significant amount of money.”

Some students have tied the high tuition to the amount the university was paying Schiano. Christie says, “I believe that the success of the (football) program at Rutgers has drawn more student applicants to it and the numbers show that especially in the years when the program has been particularly successful.”

Interim coach Kyle Flood has interviewed for the head coaching job to replace Schiano at Rutgers. Flood said that none of the 17 high school players who committed to Rutgers have changed their mind before national signing day. He feels his interview went very well as he goes after his first head coaching job.

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