Schiano will no longer be Rutgers' D coordinator

Updated: February 24, 2009, 8:59 PM ET
Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is giving up his defensive coordinator duties.

Schiano announced Tuesday that he is promoting two assistants to share the defensive coordinator role. He also made two other assistants co-offensive coordinators.

Bob Fraser, who has been linebackers coach, and Ed Pinkham, who handled the secondary, will be co-defensive coordinators.

Kirk Ciarrocca, who was wide receivers coach, and Kyle Flood, who was offensive line coach, were named offensive co-coordinators.

Ciarrocca will also coach the quarterbacks and Flood will continue as assistant head coach.

Schiano had served as defensive coordinator since 2005.

Rutgers, which started last season 1-5, closed with seven straight wins, including a bowl victory over North Carolina State.

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