Here is a look at the coaching situation.
Florida International head coach
Former Rutgers assistant has done a nice job turning Florida International into a bowl team and has ties to the area. He worked for Greg Schiano at Rutgers and knows the lay of the land in the northeast, and is familiar with the program.
Update: Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti spoke at length with Cristobal, who has been a candidate high on the list the moment it was announced Greg Schiano was heading to the NFL.
Cristobal has a reputation of being business-like but also a stellar recruiter. He also is familiar with the layout of Rutgers from his days as an assistant under Schiano.
Rutgers interim head coach and offensive line coach
Flood was named interim coach in the wake of Schiano leaving. He came to Rutgers after the 2005 season and knows the lay of the land at the school. An interim coach rarely gets named, but often can remain on staff as a goodwill gesture for being the caretaker while the program is in flux. An interview will happen.
His stock improving and could move hotter if the recruiting class stays together.
Update: Flood continues to be in contention and continues to do a stellar job taking care of the day-to-day operations. He secured Ryan Brodie in the class and continues to work close with Pernetti to keep the recruits updated and feeling connected to Rutgers.
He interviewed Saturday and showed very well.
Stock: A notch below hot
Vanderbilt head coach
Finished his first season at Vandy with a bowl win. He is from Langhorne, Pa., and played at East Stroudsburg State. He was the offensive coordinator at Maryland and Kansas State and spent one season as an assistant with the Green Bay Packers.
Update: Franklin's large contract and buyout make him virtually an impossibility for the Scarlet Knights. Also, moving from the SEC to the Big East isn't something he wants to do.
Giants offensive line coach
The offensive line coach of the Super Bowl-bound New York Giants, Flaherty has been with the Giants since 2004, giving him strong New Jersey ties. Originally from Pennsylvania, Flaherty was a member of the Rutgers staff from 1984-91 and has also spent time with Penn State, Wake Forest and Iowa.
Update: The lack of head coaching experience is a big thing, and is working against him. He is liked by former Rutgers walk-on Shaun O'Hara, but that isn't enough.
Notre Dame defensive coordinator
The Irish defensive coordinator is from Cedar Grove (N.J.) High. He was a graduate assistant at Iowa and worked under Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly at Central Michigan and was the linebackers coach at Virginia before joining the Irish.
Rutgers offensive coordinator
Stock: Cignetti finished his first season as Rutgers offensive coordinator and helped stabilize a moribund offense. He was at six schools in seven seasons before stopping at Rutgers, and already interviewed for the head coaching job at Tulane and offensive coordinator position at Auburn.
Flood got an interview and Cignetti was in town Saturday hosting recruits on unofficial visits, but he is yet to interview. Also, sources said he is yet to have one scheduled.
Miami head coach
Former Temple coach and Penn State assistant is New Jersey born. He inherited a mess at Miami and was contacted by Penn State for its vacancy, but elected to stay in South Beach. He will continue to remain in South Florida after showing no interest in the job.
Update: It is not yet time to say won't happen, but that doesn't mean it will happen. To be blunt, if he were announcing, ScarletReport.com would not be there.
Temple head coach
Former Syracuse also assistant is now running things at Temple. He took over for Al Golden and had a nice season at Temple. He was part of two national championship-winning teams as an associate head coach/offensive coordinator/offensive line coach with the Gators. Has been at Temple for one season.
Update: Addazio pulled his name out about the same time he was hearing he wasn't getting the job. Lack of experience and input from high school coaches were a key part of Addazio sliding on the Rutgers map.