Rutgers Fires Chris Ash After Yet Another Lopsided Loss
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Oct 02, 2019,
Oct 02, 2019, 0:33
Progress has been achieved in many areas, but, unfortunately, that progress has not been realized in the field of play. "As such, it is in the best interest of the program to make a change". The only offensive coordinator to coach for more than one season at Rutgers since he did it during his first stint in Piscataway from 2007-2008, McNulty has another year left on a three-year deal that pays him $625,000 this season.
Ash was 8-32 in three-plus seasons at the school, never winning more than four games in a season. However, the Scarlet Knights stumbled to 1-11 a year ago and began 1-3 this season. Rutgers (1-3, 0-2 Big Ten) was embarrassed 52-0 by MI on Saturday. The NJ native served as head football coach at Rutgers from 2001 to 2011.
Rutgers' acting head coach leads the Scarlet Knights when they host Maryland at SHI Stadium on Saturday.
According to NJ.com, former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano is expected to be a top candidate to return to the program after Ash was sacked Sunday, a day after the Scarlet Knights were trounced by MI, 52-0. That total includes the remainder of his $2.3 million salary this year and the $7.5 million he's owed through the 2022 season.
Update: Rutgers has officially announced the move.
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MI would stop the Rutgers offense again and have another drive of its own as the rushing attack was able to help somewhat, but Patterson got some nice throws to wide receiver Ronnie Bell and tight end Nick Eubanks. The Scarlet Knights won just three of 29 Big Ten games under Ash, losing their last 14.
Prior to arriving at B.C., Campanile was the athletics director at Don Bosco Prep and was a highly successful offensive coordinator under coach Greg Toal from 2000-09. Neither were part of the Scarlet Knights' 10-man assistant coaching staff, but were involved in offensive game-planning. He once played for Bergen Catholic High School.
Campanile, who mentored Rutgers' running backs last season before taking charge of the tight ends, initially signed a one-year deal on February 7, 2018, that paid him $215,000 but he inked a two-year extension pays him $230,000 annually thorough the 2020 season.
Campanile is scheduled to speak at a press conference will take place Monday at noon.
Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.