Mike Rutenberg to join Jaguars as defensive assistant, according to report

Rutenberg was reportedly named the defensive coordinator at the University of San Diego just 11 days before joining the Jaguars.

The Jaguars are rounding out their coaching staff hires and reportedly filled another void on Friday, as Football Scoop is reporting that University of San Diego defensive coordinator Mike Rutenberg is joining the team as a defensive assistant.

Rutenberg, 31, had yet to begin his time with San Diego as he accepted the defensive coordinator position on Jan. 14 of this year, according to Las Cruces Sun-News, just 11 days before reports that he would leave to join the Jaguars.

Prior to joining San Diego for 11 days, Rutenberg was the defensive backs coach at New Mexico State University under new Jaguars secondary coach, DeWayne Walker. Rutenberg also has experience as an assistant coach with the Washington Redskins and as a defensive backs coach for the UCLA Bruins.

The Jaguars finished the 2012 with the fourth most points allowed and ranked No. 22 in the NFL at stopping the pass. The team finished the season with 12 interceptions.

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