For a second straight year, Mike Gundy will be looking for a new offensive coordinator.
Rutgers is finalizing a contract to hire Sean Gleeson, according to Yahoo! Sports and as first reported by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Gleeson has agreed in principle to a three-year deal to become Greg Schiano’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Gleeson spent one year at Oklahoma State, coordinating an offense that finished in the top 25 in total offense and rushing offense. The offense was led by stud running back Chuba Hubbard, who led the nation in rushing with 2,094 yards.
Prior to Oklahoma State, as the offensive coordinator at Princeton in 2018, Gleeson helped Princeton scored 47.0 points per game, which ranked the Tigers as the No. 1 scoring offense in the FCS. In 2017 under Gleeson, Princeton finished No. 3 nationally in scoring offense.
Why would a coach go from Stillwater, Oklahoma to Piscataway, New Jersey? It’s “home” for Gleeson, who grew up in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and went to high school at the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. In fact, most of his coaching experience came in the Garden State, where he coached at Delbarton and Fairleigh Dickinson before getting hired at Princeton as the running backs coach in 2013. He then became the offensive coordinator in 2017.
Oklahoma State is now searching for a new OC. The program could end up promoting Kasey Dunn, who was planning to leave for UNLV but returned to Stillwater. Todd Monken, who was previously the OC in Stillwater, is also available after being let go as the OC of the Cleveland Browns.