Rutgers offensive coordinator Dave Brock became the next Delaware football head coach. The Blue Hens introduced Brock earlier this week and, in a teleconference, he named himself the "culprit" for Rutgers' late offensive struggles.
Head coach Kyle Flood is now three days into his search for a replacement. Flood named current assistants Rob Spence and Norries Wilson as candidates, but said he will explore all options before making a decision.
The next Rutgers offensive coordinator will have play-calling experience, Flood said.
Flood does not anticipate any more staff changes at this time, he said.
Rutgers will be well represented in the Super Bowl yet again. Anthony Davis will represent the San Francisco 49ers at right tackle just three years after becoming the highest NFL Draft pick in Rutgers history.
Rutgers has its biggest official visit weekend of the year with a large number of committed prospects on campus and some top uncommitted targets.
Visit plans can change, but for now University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore, Immokalee (Fla.) cornerback Mackensie Alexander, Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) tight end Travis Johnson and Pasco (Fla.) receiver Janarion Grant are all scheduled to visit.
Cedar Creek (N.J.) quarterback Damon Mitchell told FOXSportsNEXT.com that he will not take any more official visits.
Dwight Morrow (Englewood, N.J.) safety Naiquan Thomas will officially visit Rutgers Feb. 1in hopes of earning an offer.
The 3-2 start in conference play is the best start for Rutgers since 1999-2000.
In a loss to Notre Dame, Rutgers battled back from a 50-37 deficit, but a charge call on Elijah Carter on the decisive possession resulted in a loss. Carter scored a game-high 20 points.
Rutgers (12-5, 3-3) returns to action Wednesday night against St. John's. In their first meeting, the Scarlet Knights left Madison Square Garden with a 58-56 victory.