Rutgers is in search for an offensive coordinator to replace Dave Brock, who will be the next head coach of Delaware. ScarletReport.com presents an updated coaching hot board.
Norries Wilson — A strong candidate, Wilson coached running backs in his first year under Rutgers coach Kyle Flood. Wilson spent five years as the head coach of Columbia and has play-calling experience with Connecticut. Serving as the Huskies' coordinator for four years, was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant in 2004.
In Wilson's first year at Rutgers, he coached NFL-bound Jawan Jamison too the first 1,000-yard rushing season at Rutgers since 2008.
Update: ScarletReport.com is hearing Wilson is the top should should Flood look within his staff for a new play-caller.
Brian Angelichio — Angelichio left Rutgers to join Greg Schiano with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Angelichio coaches tight ends in Tampa and did the same for Rutgers while establishing himself as a talented recruiter in Pennsylvania. Angelichio has multiple relationships with the current Rutgers staff, including time working closely with Flood during time as the offensive line coach.
Update: Moving from an NFL position job to a college coordinator position is rarely done and would be costly.
Rob Spence — The Rutgers quarterbacks coach has 16 years of offensive coordinator experience with Clemson, Toledo, Louisiana Tech, Iona and Syracuse. Spence recruited Flood to Iona as a college football player.
Spence was most recently an offensive coordinator in 2009 with Syracuse before moving to Temple to coach receivers for one season.
Update: Though Spence has massive play-calling experience, he is a long shot for the job.
Mark Whipple — Whipple coaches quarterbacks for the Cleveland Browns, but is a native New Yorker from nearby Tarrytown, N.Y. Whipple soared through the ranks while coaching in the Northeast at Brown and UMass.
Before joining the Browns, Whipple held multiple positions at Miami and worked with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.
Update: The external search is still in its infancy. Like Angelichio, the move from NFL to college is not common.
K.C. Keeler — Flood's boss immediately before Schiano, Keeler is out of work after being let go by Delaware. His hire would have to involve a major philosophy change – Delaware ran a spread.
He has a history of success in developing quarterbacks, highlighted by New Jersey native Joe Flacco.
Update: Keeler remains in search of a job after his dismissal at Delaware.
Bill Lazor — New Name - Lazor is the newest name to the ScarletReport.com coaching hot board. Lazor has Northeast and staff ties as a former Cornell quarterback and assistant coach and has had two stints as an offensive coordinator. Lazor called plays at Buffalo before spending six years in the NFL. Lazor coached Mike Teel while with the Seattle Seahawks and is currently the offensive coordinator at Virginia.