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Big Ten Media Days 2014: Welcome to the B1G, Rutgers

Kyle Flood kicks off Rutgers' joining in the Big Ten with his media days press conference.

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Kyle Flood opened his first Big Ten media days press conference in the most Big Ten way possible, by talking about academics, and a fullback. He indicated how proud he was to be joining the Big Ten, and to be a part of the premier academic/athletic conference. Flood talked about how the Big Ten was his "top choice", because the Pac-12 was probably not the best fit:

When asked about recruiting challenges with Penn State and Rutgers, Flood indicated that he doesn't care about your political boundaries. They're gonna recruit THE STATE OF RUTGERS. And what, exactly, is the State of Rutgers?

So basically:

Flood was also asked to define Big Ten football. With different schemes, priorities and traditions, what do Big Ten schools have in common?

Flood mentioned that he had previously tried to reach out OC, and former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen, but it didn't make sense to join up until now:

Finally, given Gary Nova being hit or miss last season, could there be a QB battle? Well, ... :