The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have fired defensive coordinator David Cohen according to the New York Post.
Cohen, the Rutgers defensive coordinator accused of bullying and verbally abusing a player, was fired effective immediately from his position along with two other assistant coaches, head coach Kyle Flood announced on Sunday.
Cohen has been under scrutiny for most of the season after allegations that he used inappropriate language in dealing with redshirt freshman Jevon Tyree, who is transferring.
Tyree claimed Cohen called him a “p—y” and a “b—h” and threatened to head butt him during study hall.
Flood said the decision to let go Cohen was all about football and had nothing to do with the alleged off-field incident.
“I’m confident the moves we made today are the right moves for our program,” the second-year coach said. Cohen was let go along with quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski.
The Rutgers defense was horrible under Cohen, making the firing easy and justified.Powered by Sidelines