Despite Reports, Deal Not Yet Done

ScarletReport.com has the latest news on what is happening with its head coaching position, and where things stand with FIU coach Mario Cristobal.

The twitter world is abuzz with Mario Cristobal being Rutgers' new coach, but the congratulations are premature, sources said.

While negotiations continue between Cristobal's representatives and Rutgers, no deal is in place and he is yet to accept the position, sources said midday Monday.

As ScarletReport.com reported this morning, Rutgers began negotiating with Cristobal about becoming the successor to Greg Schiano, who left Thursday to coach in the NFL.

However, the Rutgers Board of Governors was sent an email today asking them to be ready for an emergency conference call to approve a contract for a new football coach. If it gets to that point, a hang-up is not expected.

Cristobal inherited an 0-12 at FFIU and won one game in his first year, but quickly turned FIU into a winning team. FIU has been to back-to-back bowl games under Cristobal and is 11-5 in conference play during that period. He won a share of the Sun Belt conference title in 2010, the first in FIU history.

Before FIU, Cristobal spent three seasons as the tight ends and offensive line coach at Miami and held the same position at Rutgers from 2001-03. Cristobal played tackle for the Hurricanes from 1989-92.

If negotiations unexpectedly broke down with Cristobal, Rutgers could turn to offensive line coach Kyle Flood.


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