Rutgers Football Coaching Search: Mario Cristobal Will Be Staying At FIU, According To Report

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights coaching search will apparently continue. A report earlier today stated that Rutgers was in negotiations with Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal to replace Greg Schiano, who left to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Now, Pete Thamel of the New York Times is saying that Cristobal will not be the Rutgers coach.

The reason that Cristobal was not hired, according to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports was that the negotiations failed

Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti thought it was "doable" to have a new head coach in place by college football's national signing day (Feb. 1) which would allow the Scarlet Knights to try and salvage the impressive recruiting class Schiano had put together before his departure.

Thamel also indicated that Rutgers might turn next to interim head coach Kyle Flood and former Rutgers assistant John McNulty, who now coaches for the Arizona Cardinals (via Twitter).

For more on information on the Rutgers head coaching search, check back to this SB Nation New York Storystream. For more on the Rutgers football program, check out the SB Nation blog On The Banks.

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