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Rutgers Hiring Former Patriots Coach To Replace Chris Ash

Rutgers Hiring Former Patriots Coach To Replace Chris Ash

Rutgers Hiring Former Patriots Coach To Replace Chris Ash

Rutgers is hiring a former Patriots coach to replace Chris Ash.

Ash, 45, was fired on Sunday after getting smacked around by Michigan to the tune of a 52-0 final score.

The loss was Rutgers’ third on the year and third in a row.

Overall, the Scarlett Knights went a pedestrian 8-32 in Ash’s stint with the institution.

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Everyone knew it was time for a change, and if we are being honest, it probably should have come sooner.

The question now is: who does Rutgers replace him with?

Greg Schiano, apparently.

Schiano previously coached the team from 2001-2011, winning 68 games, including nine in his final season.

Under his command, the Scarlet Knights went 11-2 in 2006.

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Schiano ultimately left the school for an unsuccessful NFL gig before settling in briefly with the New England Patriots.

Now he appears to be the frontrunner to return back to Rutgers.

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“IF Greg Schiano wants to come back, I doubt Rutgers would go in any other direction. He turned that program from punchline to respectable & really gave the Scarlet Knights a presence locally,” Bruce Feldman tweeted.

A decision on the next Rutgers head coach figures to be announced sooner rather than later, so stay tuned – things will move quickly from here.

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