Rutgers made the first in-season move of 2019 on Sunday, September 30, when the school fired Chris Ash just four games into the season. Ash was just 8-32 in his tenure, including a 3-26 record in Big Ten play.
The move was made a day after the Scarlet Knights were skunked 52-0 by Michigan. The administration also fired John McNulty and announced that tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile would serve as interim head coach.
It is widely speculated that the school will try to bring Greg Schiano out of retirement for a second stint at leading the program. Schiano’s 11-year tenure from 2001-2011 produced a 68-67 overall record (28-48, Big East) with 5 bowl wins in 6 appearances after the school had only been to one bowl game in its history prior to his arrival. He resigned to become the head coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but only last two seasons.