Iowa's Darrell Wilson hired as Rutgers DB coach

Iowa's Darrell Wilson hired as Rutgers DB coach

Darrell Wilson, who spent the past 11 seasons at Iowa, will be defensive backs coach at Rutgers. (Photo: Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Darrell Wilson, who spent the past 11 seasons at Iowa, will be defensive backs coach at Rutgers. (Photo: Cedar Rapids Gazette)

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]arrell Wilson, who spent the last 11 years at Iowa, is the new defensive backs coach at Rutgers.

It will be Wilson’s second stint at Rutgers. He was the Scarlet Knight’s running backs coach in 1999.

He fills one of the voids created when defensive coordinator and secondary coach Robb Smith left a week ago to become linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Indications have been that Kyle Flood will promote Dave Cohen from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator.

Wilson, who played at UConn, served as the outside linebackers and special teams coach for Wisconsin in 2000-01 before moving to Iowa, where he has been in charge of linebackers, special teams and, most recently, the secondary during his stint with the Hawkeyes.

Following Wilson’s hiring, the Rutgers staff has two open spots. The Scarlet Knights are also short an offensive coordinator after Dave Brock left to become the head coach at Delaware.

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