Once this season has ended at Byrd Stadium on Memorial Day Weekend, the search will officially begin to find the right man to take the Scarlet Knights into the new millenium. The vacant head coaching position at Rutgers should attract many big-time prospects due to the university's state-of-the-art facilities. Along with great facilities, the hosting of the NCAA Final Four Weekend at Rutgers University automatically guarantees major exposure to the program. While, at first, the pressure to win immediately at Rutgers may not be overwhelming, the potential for rapid growth and success within the program is present. Who will have the opportunity to succeed Hayes? Will New Jersey resident and long-time friend of Hayes, Chuck Apel, get a shot to continue coaching his graduated players? Or will major college coaches flood the market?
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