For the fifth time in as many years, Rutgers is officially in search of a new offensive coordinator.
The Detroit Lions confirmed Saturday reports that surfaced earlier in the week that Ron Prince has been named as part of Jim Caldwell‘s new coaching staff. Prince will serve as tight ends coach while also carrying the title of assistant head coach.
Prince and Caldwell have a previous working relationship as the former was the latter’s assistant offensive line coach with the Indianapolis Colts in 2010 and 2011.
Prince, the former head coach at Kansas State, spent just one season as the Scarlet Knights’ offensive coordinator. Including Prince, each of Rutgers’ four coordinators on that side of the ball left after just one season on the job.
Under Prince this past season, Rutgers was 77th in scoring offense (26.5 points per game) and 95th in total offense (365.2 yards per game. In 2012, the Scarlet Knights were 96th in scoring (21.5 ppg) and 104th in yards (329.9 ypg).
With Prince’s departure, Rutgers is actually searching for two coordinators as DC Dave Cohen was one of three assistants dismissed by head coach Kyle Flood shortly after the end of the 2013 regular season.