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.
Source: Cristobal staying at FIU. He will not be the next Rutgers coach.— Pete Thamel(@PeteThamelNYT) January 30, 2012
The reason that Cristobal was not hired, according to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports was that the negotiations failed
Rutgers & Mario Cristobal couldn't reach agreement on contract terms & $s. Interim coach Kyle Flood likely beneficiary— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) January 30, 2012
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).