Early Thursday morning, Gannett New Jersey confirmed that Rutgers has hired former Nevada and Iowa assistant coach Lester Erb to be running backs coach for the Scarlet Knights.
Erb is expected to replace Zak Kuhr, who is thought to be going to Texas State and joining the staff there.
Erb was a running backs/special teams coach for the Wolfpack from 2013-2015 before taking on the role of associate head coach/wide receivers coach this past season.
Before that, he worked at Iowa for 13 seasons as a wide receivers/special teams coach and then a running backs/special teams coach. Erb also has experience with Army-West Point, the Baltimore Ravens and Syracuse, among other teams.
Last season, the Scarlet Knights ran for 1,739 yards on 489 carries and scored just eight rushing touchdowns as a team.
This comes after the Scarlet Knights hired former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill as offensive coordinator in December.