Rutgers is losing its offensive line coach to the most dominant program in the FCS level, according to a report. reported that A.J. Blazek has left Piscataway for an opportunity with North Dakota State, which just claimed its seventh national championship in eight years last Saturday. Blazek has previous working experience with Bison new head coach Matt Entz.

Blazek had been a member of Chris Ash’s staff at Rutgers since the beginning, starting as the offensive line coach in 2016. He retained that title for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, but was promoted to assistant head coach and received a pay bump.

A former center at Iowa, Blazek’s opportunity at Rutgers was the first time he served on a B1G staff since working at his alma mater in the early 2000s as a graduate assistant.

Blazek’s contract at Rutgers was set to expire in June. It was not immediately known what role Blazek would play on the North Dakota State staff.