Rutgers Football has fired its head coach Chris Ash after a 52-0 blowout loss at Michigan. Rutgers wants to go in a new direction after Ash just went 8-32 in 3+ seasons including an abysmal 3-26 record in Big 10 play. Rutgers has been one of the worst Power 5 programs in college football the last several years. Where do they go from here? College Football Now host Tom Downey goes through top 10 candidates that could be the next Rutgers football head coach.
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Ohio State Co-Defensive Coordinator Jeff Hafley is a New Jersey native and is emerging as a hot coaching commodity. Would Rutgers want to hire an Ohio State assistant after it didn’t work out for Chris Ash? Lane Kiffin is a name that always gets brought up in college football job openings. Would Rutgers want to go that route? Would Kiffin? Toledo head coach Jason Candle keeps winning games in the MAC. At just 39 years old, maybe he’s an up-and-comer that Rutgers needs to spark the program. Butch Jones and Bret Bielema are looking for second chances as a Power-5 head coach. Do they have the energy to try and resurrect Rutgers Football?
A Greg Schiano and Rutgers football reunion feels like the right move for both sides. Schiano reportedly resigned as Patriots new defensive coordinator with the possibility of taking the Rutgers job once it became available. Schiano knows Rutgers better than anyone and took the program to successes it hasn’t come close to seeing since.
Here’s the list of 10 Rutgers Football Head Coaching Candidates:
#10 Jeff Hafley
#9 Lane Kiffin
#8 Jason Candle
#7 Bret Bielema
#6 Willie Fritz
#5 Lance Leipold
#4 Jim Leavitt
#3 Jeff Monken
#2 Buch Jones
#1 Greg Schiano