Former Rutgers defensive coordinator Jay Niemann has landed a new gig on Les Miles’ staff at Kansas.
Niemann will be a defensive analyst for the Jayhawks after spending the last three seasons on Rutgers’ staff as the defensive coordinator. He was not retained for the 2019 season after the Scarlet Knights finished last year 1-11.
While Niemann isn’t exactly in a coaching role, he does bring over 25 years of coaching experience to Kansas. In addition to Rutgers, he had previous stops at Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa and Washington.
Rutgers’ defense never really enjoyed much success under Niemann. The Scarlet Knights ranked 11th or worse in the B1G in scoring each of the last three seasons. They also never ranked in the top half of the conference in total defense.
Niemann initially joined Rutgers staff in 2016 when Chris Ash was named head coach.