Dave Cohen is no longer a coach for the Scarlet Knights, and we can thank Wake Forest for picking up his buyout tab. The problems with the 2013 Rutgers defense were extremely apparent: missed tackles, inexperience, bad schemes, and a secondary that simply allowed anyone - and I mean ANYONE - to pass on them. Loss of personnel is one thing, but the worst pass defense in school history is a far cry from the talent that is available. With two years removed from the Greg Schiano era, we are now beginning to lose the identity of the swarm and strip. Rutgers may not get that exact identity back, but there are candidates out there who can bring toughness and consistency, which would be a major step in the right direction. Today, let's take a look at the qualifications of Art Kaufman, who has 11 years experience as a coordinator at the FBS level.
- Nominee for the 2012 Broyles Award, given to nation's top assistant.
- Turned around a horrendous Texas Tech defense in 2012, leading the nation in total defense through week 5 in the offensively tilted Big 12 conference.
- Led the Big 12 in pass defense in 2012, giving up a meager 195 yards per game.
- 29 years of coaching experience, giving him a wealth of knowledge about all different types of offenses.