The coaching roulette wheel keeps on spinning. Since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired away Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano last week, Rutgers has been forced into quickly searching for a replacement during recruiting season. And according to the Newark Star Ledger, it hasn't taken them long to find a replacement:
Mario Cristobal will be your new Rutgers coach.— Steve Politi (@StevePoliti) January 30, 2012
Cristobal has been the coach of the FIU Golden Panthers since December of 2006, when he took over a team that had gone 0-12 the previous season and had poor football facilities. Despite these limitations, though, Cristobal improved the FIU team every year, eventually leading them to a Sun Belt title and the school's first-ever bowl win.
Before working at FIU, Cristobal had been the offensive line coach at Rutgers from 2001-2003. After departing Rutgers, he worked in the same position with the Miami Hurricanes through 2006.