CHAMPAIGN, IL – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Chris Ash of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Rutgers football had one of the worst seasons in all of FBS football this season. Chris Ash’s club finished the season today with a 1-11 record on the year.The Scarlet Knights entered the year with modest expectations, especially on the defensive side of the ball. That came to fruition on occasion, but the offense horrendous.Rutgers failed to top 17 points against a Power Five opponent this year.The team lost out after a season-opening 35-7 win over Texas State.As you can imagine, a number of Rutgers football fans wanted Chris Ash gone, but they’ll have to wait until 2019.After today’s 14-10 loss to Michigan State, athletic director Patrick Hobbs announced that Ash would return for next year.From NJ Advanced Media’s James Kratch:The full statement: pic.twitter.com/4LtzJVcZcS— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) November 25, 2018The full statement:“I so appreciate the effort of our young men these last few weeks. They never quit and that’s a testament to their character and the efforts of our coaches. This has been a difficult and disappointing year for our football program. We must and will do better. We have a great core of young talent and will recruit hard in the off-season. We’ve made significant investments and will continue to do the things necessary to bring the desired success to the Scarlet Knight faithful. I expect that under Chris’ continued leadership we will see significant improvement next season and ask for everyone’s continued support.”Ash, the former defensive coordinator at Ohio State, is now 7-29 as Rutgers’ head coach, with a 3-24 mark in Big Ten play. All three of those wins came in 2017.
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