Rutgers coach Kyle Flood zeroed in on former Minnesota assistant Mitch Browning last week, and he is already in Piscataway. Browning is now expected to take over as offensive line coach after an interview with Flood.
Browning was quickly identified as a candidate by Flood, and his name was floated in conversations with recruits earlier in the process. He has already joined the program, and will coach offensive linemen leading into the Pinstripe Bowl.
Browning is the assistant head coach at Davidson, but is better known for the nine years spent with Minnesota as an offensive line coach and coordinator. He coached against Rutgers in 2008 as the Syracuse offensive coordinator.
Browning replaces Damian Wroblewski, who was fired after two years coaching the Rutgers offensive line.
Flood has two more vacancies to full after the removals of quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and defensive coordinator Dave Cohen.