There were 19 names and we narrowed it down to two. When all was said and done, who got a thumbs up and who got a thumbs down?
Those who stayed
There were several names we mentioned who ended up going no where: not to Rutgers, not to any other school. In no particular order:
Pete Lembo, Head Coach, Ball State
John Baxter, Michigan Special Teams Coordinator
Ryan Carty, OC New Hampshire still there
Matt Canada, OC, NC State, still there
Matt Rhule, Head Coach, Temple
Lance Leipold, Head Coach, Buffalo He was, apparently, considered for the Iowa State job
Bob Diacco, Head Coach, Connecticut To read the The UConn Blog, Diacco is the second coming of, uhhh, Randy Edsall? They are in a bowl.
Joe Moglia, Head Coach, Coastal Carolina
Robb Smith, Defensive Coordinator, Arkansas Bret Bielma has lost a bunch of coaches over the years, both at Wisconsin and Arkansas. Robb Smith is not one of them.
Dan Rocco, Head Coach, Richmond UR is currently in the FCS semi-finals
Pat Narduzzi, Head Coach, Pitt Preparing his team for Military Bowl vs. Navy
Dave Brock, Head Coach, Delaware
Bobby Wilder, Head Coach, Old Dominion
P.J. Fleck, Head Coach, Western Michigan The guy a good number of people thought might end up with the Knights, he's preparing his team for the Bahamas Bowl vs Middle Tennessee State
Everett Withers, Head Coach, James Madison tram fell to Colgate in 2nd round of FCS
Rhule is the one that a lot of people figured would move. Maybe not to Rutgers, but somewhere. Apparently he was interviewed by Missouri but declined the opportunity. He signed a contract extension after turning down inquiries from Missouri. It may just be a matter of time; after all, Franklin can only blow smoke at PSU for so long.
On a completely different note, trying to figure where Kyle Flood might end up makes you look at Brock and Delaware. With a million plus waiting for him for staying at home, Flood probably isn't going anywhere too soon. But Brock worked with Flood at Rutgers and there is always the possibility that his friend gives him a call.
Those who got the call
There were a few names that we had who did move on, some pretty close to New Brunswick:
Joe Moorhead, Head Coach, Fordham New gig: OC at Penn State
Willie Fritz, Head Coach, Georgia Southern New gig: Head Coach, Tulane
D.J. Durkin, Defensive Coordinator, Michigan New gig: Head coach, Maryland
Matt Campbell, Head Coach, Toledo New gig: Head coach, Iowa State
Durkin is making a splash with some of his new hires with the Twerps. He may be the guy we have to fight the hardest with for recruits and respect.
Moorhead didn't get a lot of love in the voting, but I know there are Fordham fans who are very sad to see him go. A big question will be if he'll have Hackenberg to coach. Maybe the OC switch will give Hack something to come back for...and someone who will give him some help.