Chris Ash is not in Columbus anymore
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Chris Ash is not in Columbus anymore

Schools like Rutgers face tough recruiting challenges in backyard

Photo: Chris was Ohio State's co-defensive coordinator

One vital element Chris Ash must understand as Rutgers’ newly hired football coach is he’s not in Columbus anymore.

With 2016 recruiting winding down towards the February signing date, the former Ohio State defensive coordinator no doubt has learned by now that his former Big Ten school’s brand name can get a coach into the living room of a New Jersey big-time recruit easier than Rutgers’ calling card as a Big Ten addition two years ago. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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