Rutgers Football is About To Prove That You Can Find Anything On The Internet With Their Search For A New Assistant Coach
And here I was thinking that Rutgers was going to circumcise their coaching search by cutting it down to only qualified candidates with decorated histories in the ranks of college football from the tip. I'm almost ashamed of myself for letting an entire decade of dissapointment make me pessimistic about the direction they are heading in. They didn't hesitate to turnover nearly every ball this past season so why would I expect them not to turn over every stone in hopes that next best offensive mind in collegiate athletics would be waiting patiently unemployed underneath? How silly of me to believe they wouldn't explore all options instead of limiting themselves to highly accomplished individuals who have proven capable through years upon years of service to programs that are probably far more storied than the one that's looking for help on their website. Sure, on the surface it seems like seeking out established targets with impressive resumes would be the ideal way of adding to your staff. However, if someone thinks they are too good to apply online with hundreds of other unequipped jackasses who had enough time on their hands to fill out a "Sign up for a credit card and get this poorly made t-shirt free!"-esque application for a job they stand next to know chance of getting do you really want to hire them? That's what I thought.
We already went the young, promising mind with a decent resume route with Drew Mehringer, and that returned easily the worst offense in the history of football at any level. Granted, he wasn't given much to work with, but I have reason to believe that any old jamoke with WiFi and a decent player rating on XBox Live! could have orchestrated an offense that put up more than ZERO points in a third of their games so it couldn't hurt to give them a fair shake.
P.S. It's a good thing my faith in Chris Ash to turn Rutgers into a competitor in the Big Ten is everlasting (because he's literally the final hope for respectability), or the state of Rutgers football - and their....uhh...."all inclusive" search for an offensive coordinator - would really concern me.