Rutgers’ football coaching staff has been in flux this offseasons after a number of assistants were fired or took other jobs, like former offensive coordinator Ron Prince, who left to join the Detroit Lions’ staff. However, today it sounds like the Scarlet Knights are bringing a very talented coach aboard:
Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen expected to be Rutgers new OC, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 28, 2014
Friedgen is the former Maryland head coach who led the Terrapins to a 75-50 record from 2001-2010, and was 9-4 with a Military Bowl win in his last season before he was let go in a controversial move by the University. Friedgen is known as a great offensive mind, which is something Rutgers could use after the Scarlet Knights finished 96th in total offense in 2013-14.
The move is also interesting as Rutgers is moving to the Big Ten for the upcoming season, along with his former employer and alma mater Maryland. Friedgen will get an opportunity to beat his old team in College Park on November 29.