Report: Mario Cristobal Interviewed For The Rutgers Coaching Job

Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti is a busy man. After learning of Greg Schiano's departure for the NFL, Pernetti added himself to the Rutgers coaching staff to allow for contact with recruits. Now, Pernetti is out trying to his best to recruit a head coach. Reports surfaced earlier that Pernetti had a few names in mind and now sources are telling the New Jersey Star-Ledger that Pernetti has met with at least one of those targets.

Tom Luicci writes that Pernetti obtained permission to and has interviewed Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal for the vacant head coaching position this weekend. With recruiting nearing an end and a no contact period beginning, Pernetti is hoping to find a coach as quickly as possible. Cristobal is one of the rising stars in coaching after helping to rebuild a nearly dead FIU program and this year leading it to a win over a BCS conference team and to a bowl game. Cristobal's profile is very similar to Schiano's when he first came to Rutgers. He's a Miami native with a defensive background that is viewed as a high energy guy and a tireless recruiter. Cristobal was also an assistant under Schiano at Rutgers from 2001-2003.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big East Coast Bias

You must be a member of Big East Coast Bias to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big East Coast Bias. You should read them.

Join Big East Coast Bias

You must be a member of Big East Coast Bias to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big East Coast Bias. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker