Report: Ohio State Co-DC Chris Ash finalizing details with Rutgers

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights had a pretty tumultuous season this year. It was filled with controversy with many off-field problems for the team this year.

All that controversy led to not only head coach Kyle Flood being fired, but athletic director Julie Herrmann as well. It looks like the team has wasted little time finding their next head coach and they have stayed within the conference to do so as Thayer Evans of SI reported that the school is finalizing details with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash for him to take over the position.

Ohio State DC Chris Ash is finalizing details to be Rutgers' new coach per source.

— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansTLA) December 5, 2015

Ash has been with the Buckeyes since last season and has also served as DC for Wisconsin and Arkansas. It would be his first head coaching job in his 18-year career.

Ash was in the running for Syracuse’s job, but pulled out earlier this week. He would become the second Big Ten defensive coordinator to take a job within the conference this week as Michigan’s D.J. Durkin became Maryland’s head coach earlier in the week.

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