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Report: FIU Head Coach Mario Cristobal Hired By Rutgers

According to a report from Newark Star Ledger, Mario Cristobal has been selected as the next head coach for Rutgers. Cristobal had been the head coach at FIU since 2006.

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:

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.

For more on the Scarlet Knights, visit Rutgers blog On the Banks, Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York. For more on FIU football, stick to SB Nation Tampa.

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