Steve Addazio has apparently stated that he is not interested in the Rutgers head coaching position that is now vacant after Greg Schiano left to be the head coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Addazio has been linked to several jobs in the last few months, including Illinois after Ron Zook was fired, but has not given any indication that he has plans to accept any other jobs for some reason.
“He’s not going to Rutgers,” said one source with inside knowledge told Philly.com Sports
Addazio has generated plenty of buzz while in his first season at Temple. Finishing second in the Mid-American Conference and leading the Owls to a 9-4 record and 37-15 win over Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl.
I’m not exactly sure what Addazio is waiting for, but if he continues to pass on bigger jobs than Temple he’s an idiot.
While I’m not exactly positive what kind of coaches the Rutgers job attracts due to the fact that the school is located in Jersey, it is in a conference that may be a little bit more viable in the near future after the additions of both Boise State and Navy.
A few other names that have been mentioned for the job are: Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal, current offensive line coach Kyle Flood, and New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty.
Cristobal was also a candidate for the Pitt job before Paul Chryst was hired in a surprise move.
Kyle Flood has apparently already interviewed for the job. He has been on the Rutgers staff since 2005 and is the most likely to hold together any recruiting class that Schiano has gotten together so far.