Following Tuesday’s meeting in Columbus, at which Greg Schiano explained to Rutgers officials how he plans to run the program this time, Rutgers leadership needed some time to get on the same page.

As soon as Chris Ash was let go back in September, FootballScoop outlined that the Rutgers job was Greg Schiano’s for the taking. Our understanding was that the powers that be at Rutgers were on board with Schiano’s return all along, with the exception of AD Pat Hobbs. Hobbs interviewed Butch Jones for the position as well and we’re told, believes Butch could turn the program around if he is ultimately the hire.

We have seen reports that Jones has reportedly backed out of the process.

Sources tell FootballScoop Rutgers wants a deal in place soon. A deal with Schiano could be in place in the next 24 to 48 hours we are told. There are some fiery personalities involved in this one and the Rutgers administration has had some challenges of late. The deal with Schiano is expected; but if it doesn’t come together, we would be surprised if Hobbs doesn’t make the call to Butch.

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