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There's 1 Clear Favorite For The Rutgers' Head Coaching Job

A general view of Rutgers football stadium.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Rutgers' head coaching job opened up on Sunday, with the Scarlet Knights deciding to fire head coach Chris Ash.

Rutgers has been a basement dweller since joining the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights went 8-32, 3-26 in the Big Ten during Ash's three-plus seasons.

Where will Rutgers turn now?

According to multiple reports, there appears to be one clear favorite: Greg Schiano.

Schiano, who coached Rutgers in the early-to-mid 2000s before leaving for an NFL job, reportedly left his position with the New England Patriots with the Scarlet Knights in mind.

Multiple college football insiders expect Schiano to land the job if he wants it.

"IF Greg Schiano wants to come back, I doubt Rutgers would go in any other direction. He turned that program from punchline to respectable & really gave the Scarlet Knights a presence locally," Bruce Feldman tweeted.

Individuals representing Rutgers have reportedly already reached out to Schiano. He's not the only candidate, but he is the favorite at this point.

Schiano coached at Rutgers from 2001-2011, winning 68 games, including nine in his final season. The Scarlet Knights went 11-2 in 2006.

Rutgers hasn't had a winning season since 2014.