Rutgers Coaching Search: Mario Cristobal Interviewed, Steve Addazio Out, According To Reports

Two days away from National Signing Day, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a new head coach. At least it's not one day away from National Signing Day! While offensive line coach Kyle Flood has been named the interim boss, a program on the up-and-up over the past decade still needs to explore its options.

Flood has reportedly been interviewed, and FIU coach Mario Cristobal, Temple coach Steve Addazio, and Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty have also been named candidates by the Star-Ledger's Tom Luicci. Luicci also reports one other mystery candidate, along with a Sunday interview of Cristobal.

But according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey, Addazio won't be leaving Philly for New Jersey. That would bring us down to four candidates, if all reports are accurate.

Departed Rutgers coach Greg Schiano turned a pile of Jersey rubble into a Rutgers program capable of winning bowl games in bunches. At FIU, Cristobal won a bowl game without even a pile of rubble. He'd be the most exciting name Rutgers could bring on.

For more on the Scarlet Knights, visit Rutgers blog On the Banks, Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York. For more on Tampa Bay, head to Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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