By SI Wire
February 09, 2015

Ralph Friedgen is reportedly not expected to be back as Rutgers offensive coordinator, according to Kristian Dyer of Metro New York.

Friedgen, 67, signed a two-year deal with Rutgers in January 2014 to be the team's offensive coordinator. At the time, he had not coached since his time as head coach at Maryland from 2001 to 2010.


Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood didn't immediately respond to two requests for comment, including one made through a school spokesperson, but the two people told NJ Advance Media that Friedgen is leaning toward not returning and Flood's plan is to announce his new offensive coordinator at the same time as acknowledging Friedgen's retirement.

In November, Friedgen acknowledged that he may not return for the 2015 season.

"I'm getting up in age," Friedgen said. "Some things are a little tougher for me than others. I'm going to sit back after the season and kind of reflect on everything."

During Friedgen's time as offensive coordinator, Rutgers averaged 26.7 points, 390 total yards, 227.4 passing yards and 162.6 rushing yards per game.

According to Keith Sargeant of, Flood will "likely" hold a press conference to address Friedgen's situation on Tuesday. If Friedgen retires, Rutgers will have to hire its sixth offensive coordinator in six years.

- Sarah Barshop

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