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Reports: Oklahoma State's Sean Gleeson finalizing deal to become Rutgers offensive coordinator

Saturday update>This is a done deal.

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After no shortage of speculation linking him to the Rutgers offensive coordinator job, Pete Thamel reports that Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson and Rutgers are now finalizing a deal to make him offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Thamel adds that Gleeson has agreed in principal to a three-year deal to join Greg Schiano's staff.

Continuity will be key at the offensive play caller position, as the Rutgers program hasn't returned the same offensive coordinator for a second season in a decade.

Gleeson, who previously served as the offensive coordinator at Princeton (FCS - NJ) was hand-picked by Mike Gundy to come in and continue the offensive explosion that has become customary in Stillwater, and Gleeson was able to deliver precisely that in year one. Running back Chuba Hubbard led the nation in rushing with over 2,000 yards and the team finished in the top top in total offense as well.

The move to the northwest will be familiar for Gleeson, as he was born and raised in New Jersey to go along with his Jersey coaching roots and recruiting ties from his time at Princeton.

For Mike Gundy, this means that he'll be tasked with filling his offensive coordinator role once again. His past two have come via an unconventional path as Gundy's outside-the-box thinking led to hiring Shippensburg (D-II - PA) offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich (who was just recently named offensive coordinator at Texas) and then Gleeson. It will be really interesting to see which route he chooses to go this time around.

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