Schiano addresses recruiting coordinator post

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano introduced two new assistants Monday in tight ends coach Phil Galiano and defensive line coach Randy Melvin. And Schiano also addressed how the position of recruiting coordinator will be handled, and if he will hire one person to do the job or split the responsibilities among the staff.

In announcing the hires of defensive line coach Randy Melvin and tight ends coach Phil Galiano, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said Monday he is not going to hire a recruiting coordinator.

Instead, the Scarlet Knights will handle recruiting the way they have since recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach Joe Susan became Bucknell's head coach Jan. 27.

"Right now none of the coaches are going to be named recruiting coordinator,'' Schiano said. "We're going to do it with myself and some in-house administrators, and work at it that way.'' Schiano reserved the right to re-visit the recruiting coordinator position if he felt not having one was a detriment.

"I think we're moving along just fine,'' Schiano said. "We have a recruiting office, and between the assistant coaches that have been here, myself and the recruiting office, we feel like we got a great jump on this year's class. We're just going to keep moving forward.

"If I feel like we need to have an assistant coach with that title, then we'll do it. That could be in a couple weeks, in a year, it could be never. Right now I'm comfortable with the way it is, so I'm not going to put any additional responsibilities on anybody.''

The loss of receivers coach Chris Jenkins (recruited South Florida), defensive line coach Gary Emanuel (recruited Maryland) and Susan (recruited New Jersey) forced Schiano to address recruiting territories.

New receivers coach P.J. Fleck is expected to recruit South Florida, Melvin has experience in Maryland and Galiano has connections in Florida and the mid-Atlantic.

"I'm not one that makes that public all the time because we team recruit and move all over the place,'' Schiano said. "We've worked through all that. These guys know where they're going.''

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