Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash is expected to be named the new head football coach at Rutgers as early as Monday.

My CentralJersey.com reports the university board of governors will vote on Ash's appointment on Monday before making an announcement. Rutgers spokesman Tom Luicci wrote in an email on Sunday there is  "nothing official yet" to announce and would not confirm the press conference.

It would appear that Ash is headed someplace after the season is over. He told scout.com's Bill Greene he will stay with the bowl-bound Ohio State Buckeyes through whatever game they decide to play in.


The 41-year-old Ash has been with the Buckeyes the last two seasons, revamping a defense that had struggled before he was hired by Urban Meyer. Ohio State ranked in the top 20 nationally in total defense the last two seasons.

Ash will replace Kyle Flood, who was fired after the Scarlet Knights went 4-8 this season, their second as a member of the Big Ten.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.