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Source: Rutgers to fill offensive line opening by hiring FCS head coach

Central Connecticut State head coach Pete Rossomando is expected to leave his post to become Rutgers' offensive line coach, a source told FootballScoop on Monday.

Rossomando had spent the past five seasons as head coach of the Blue Devils, who compete in the Northeast Conference of FCS. He led CCSU to an NEC title and their first trip to the FCS playoffs in 2017.

Prior to Central Connecticut State, Rossomando was the head coach at the University of New Haven for five seasons, where he was 42-13 with two Division II playoff appearances. He was named the Liberty Mutual Division II Coach of the Year in 2012.

Before becoming a head coach, Rossomando was the associate head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Albany.

A Staten Island native, the Rutgers offensive line job would represent Rossomando's first foray in FBS football in any capacity.

He replaces AJ Blazek, who left the staff to coach the offensive line at North Dakota State.

Rutgers was 128th in yards per play and total offense and 130th in scoring in 2018, averaging just 13.5 points per game. Despite that, the Scarlet Knights just 1.33 sacks per game, 19th fewest nationally, and 4.92 TFLs per game, 24th in FBS.

With Rossomando expected to come aboard, the source said Chris Ash was still looking to hire one more assistant, most likely to handle running backs or tight ends.

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