It didn’t register on our radar, but 1-AA Delaware fired head football coach K.C. Keeler after 11 seasons earlier this month.
To give the move some context, Keeler led the Blue Hens to a national title in 2003 and two championship game appearances in 2007 and 2010. However, Delaware also had just 12 wins the past two years.
Anyway, the school has found its new coach in Rutgers offensive coordinator Dave Brock. The university announced the move Friday afternoon.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Dave Brock to UD,” said University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker. “Dave has substantial coaching experience at some highly competitive schools and has nurtured an impressive roster of players. Just as importantly, Dave has a strong reputation for integrity and caring leadership. I think our student-athletes will thrive with him as their coach and mentor. And I know Dave will benefit from working with such a talented and committed group of young men.”
Rutgers finished 9-4 this season and averaged 21.5 points per game. However, the Scarlet Knights did not score an offensive touchdown in a 13-10 loss to Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl and RU’s offense stalled during a three-game slide at the end of the season.
Brock’s departure marks the fourth different OC — the others being John McNulty, Kirk Ciarrocca and Frank Cignetti – to leave the program since 2008.
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