- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Rutgers offensive coordinator Dave Brock has been hired as the head coach at Delaware, leaving the Scarlet Knights looking for their fourth coordinator in as many years.
Coach Kyle Flood said in a statement: "I am very excited for Dave and Karen. Dave Brock is the perfect fit for The University of Delaware and will run a football program they will always be proud of. I have two lasting memories from my time in Newark, great people and championship football. I know the people are still great and I know Dave will bring championships back to Delaware."
Flood spent four seasons as an assistant at Delaware, from 2002-05. He and Brock worked together on the Hofstra staff from 1997-2001. Brock only spent this past season at Rutgers, and he got mixed results. The Rutgers offense remained ineffective for a majority of the season, and quarterback Gary Nova seemed to regress in the last month. Nobody needs to be reminded of what happened in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Rutgers ranked toward the bottom half of the Big East stats in scoring offense, total offense, rushing offense and passing offense. It ranked worse in every category but rushing offense than a year ago. Rutgers scored a total of 33 points in its final three Big East games -- the last two losses. Had Rutgers been able to find any semblance of consistency on offense in losses to Pitt and Louisville, it would have gone to the BCS.
Instead, the Scarlet Knights ended the season on a three game losing streak. And now they need to find another coordinator, somebody whose No. 1 goal has to be to jump-start a pretty anemic group that will be missing its top player in Jawan Jamison in 2013.
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