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Chris Ash Is Getting Crushed Following Rutgers' Latest Performance

A closeup of Rutgers head coach Chris Ash.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Chris Ash of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Michigan embarrassed Rutgers on Saturday in a 52-0 blowout win. The Wolverines showed they were vulnerable last week versus Wisconsin. But Rutgers didn't even manage to look competitive in Saturday's loss.

The Scarlet Knights have a whole lot of issues. And these issues aren't just popping up all at once.

As Brett McMurphy points out, Rutgers simply hasn't been competitive in the Big Ten for a long time. So who's to blame for the lack of competitiveness?

Scarlet Knights fans aren't very happy with head coach Chris Ash.

"How is Chris Ash still the coach at Rutgers," one fan asked.

"Rutgers football was a solid program when Greg Schiano left in 2011. It took Kyle Flood and Chris Ash just 7+ years to return it to pre-Schiano level, Terry Shea-like embarrassment," said another fan.

Many others are already pegging certain coaches as replacement options for Ash.

"Chris Ash about to get fired. [Greg] Schiano will be Rutgers HC by Dec 1st," another Rutgers fan said. 

Whatever happens, the Scarlet Knights need to make changes. Simply put, Rutgers hasn't been competitive at all in the Big Ten — a conference dominated by teams like Ohio State and Wisconsin.

The Scarlet Knights have a brutal position, as they're in the Big Ten East with teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State. Still, Ash has not done anything to prove that he's capable of leading this program where it needs to go.