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Rutgers Coaching Change at Running Back

Rutgers coach Chris Ash made another staff change during the recruiting dead period, adding more Big Ten experience to his developing offense.

Rutgers players and staff return to campus soon with more experience in the offensive meeting rooms. Already with Jerry Kill on board, head coach Chris Ash added more Big Ten experience with Lester Erb as his new chief of running backs, sources said.

Erb replaces the departing Zak Kuhr, who joined the staff last year from James Madison. Ryan Dunleavy first reported the change.

Erb brings 12 years of Big Ten experience with Iowa and joins the staff after four years with Nevada.

In recruiting, Rutgers retained a commitment from Trey Sneed as an early enrollee in 2016. In 2017, New Jersey's top two tailbacks -- Jonathan Taylor and Jon Lovett -- committed and subsequently de-committed from the program. Rutgers remains aggressively after Lovett.

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