A year after coming out of retirement to serve as the offensive coordinator, Ralph Friedgen stepped down and will serve as a special assistant to coach Kyle Flood. His replacement is 35-year-old Ben McDaniels, who joined the Rutgers staff last year as the wide receivers coach.
McDaniels remained coy when asked how much of Friedgen's offense would be in his playbook. The one certainty is that Rutgers remains in the pro-style offense, which will dictate pace of play.
"I think one of those pieces that is a part of that (pro-style offense) is playing in multiple tempos, so we absolutely intend on playing in multiple tempos," McDaniels said Sunday at Rutgers media day. "It benefits you. It challenges the defense to have to be ready for that. So not dissimilar to a lot of places, we'll have multiple tempos we'll try and play at."