Rutgers plans to bring back Chris Ash

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are having one of the worst seasons in their college football program’s history. The team is 1-10. 

Despite the record, the school is expected to keep head coach Chris Ash. The football program has lost nine straight games.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Chris Ash watches his team against the Kansas Jayhawks
Chris Ash watches his team against the Kansas Jayhawks (Getty Images)

Only two of the games were close while the other seven games were blowouts. The Scarlet Knights lost to the Indiana Hoosiers, 24-17, on September 29th.

Then, on October 20th, Rutgers was defeated 18-15 by the Northwestern Wildcats.

Their only win this season came against the Texas State Bobcats in the season-opener. The Scarlet Knights won 35-7 on Saturday, September 1st.

On Dec. 7, 2015, Ash agreed to a five-year, $11 million deal to become the Rutgers head football coach. He made $2 million as a rookie head coach in 2016. He’s making $2.2 million this season.

In three seasons, he has a 7-28 record in 35 games. His best season came during the 2017 season when he guided the team to a 4-8 record.

The Scarlet Knights have not had a one-win season since the 2002 season. That campaign they went 1-11 under former head coach Greg Schiano.

In 2002, the team lost the first two-games of the season, both at Rutgers Stadium to the Villanova Wildcats and the Buffalo Bulls. Then, they were able to defeat the Army Black Knights, 44-0, on September 14th. After that win, the team lost nine straight games, including losing 86-14 in the last two games of the season.

The No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Scarlet Knights, 42-0, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana on November 23rd. Then, on November 30th, they were defeated 44-14 by the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.


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