Rutgers names Houston WR coach Drew Mehringer new OC

Dr. Saturday

Rutgers has hired Houston receivers coach Drew Mehringer as its new offensive coordinator, marking the first big hire of coach Chris Ash’s tenure.

Sports Illustrated first reported the move.

“He’s the brightest young coach in America and is more than ready to run his own offense,” Houston coach Tom Herman told Sports Illustrated.

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Mehringer, 28, started his career as a graduate assistant at Ohio State and was the co-offensive coordinator and play caller for James Madison in 2014. James Madison ran a similar fast-paced system that Houston ran this season and he’ll bring some of those same ideas to Rutgers.

“Drew is a rising star in the profession,” Ash told Sports Illustrated. “He is a very intelligent guy with a creative offensive mind. He’s been around explosive offenses and winning programs. He will do a great job caring for and developing our players.”

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