Ex-BC coach O'Brien in line for Rutgers job

April 20, 2010 - 4:51 am

According to a report in the New York Daily News, former Boston College basketball coach Jim O'Brien is in line to take the vacant job at Rutgers. O'Brien, a New York native who played at BC and then coached the Eagles for 11 seasons, most recently coached at Ohio State but was fired in 2004 for alleged rules violations. O'Brien denied the charges and successfully sued the school for breach of contract, but he has been out of coaching since. The Rutgers job opened when embattled coach Fred Hill accepted a settlement Monday and resigned.