Rick Rasnick, offensive coordinator for the five-time Big West champion San Jose State Spartans, has joined the Ute staff as assistant head coach for the offense, Utah head coach Ron McBride announced today.

Rasnick, 31, who became the youngest offensive coordinator in Division I football in 1987 (at age 27), has been a member of the San Jose State coaching staff since 1981.In addition to his title as assistant head coach for the offense at Utah, Rasnick will oversee the running backs. "Rick will work very closely with Dan (Henson, offensive coordinator) on the offense," said McBride.