[PODCAST] Buffalo offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki discusses keys to Bulls' high-powered offense

By Matt Reed | Posted 5/22/2018

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The guest on today’s Coach and Coordinator podcast is Andy Kotelnicki, offensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo. In his fourth season at Buffalo, Kotelnicki worked with the quarterbacks his first two years at the program before turning to the running backs last season. Offensively, Kotelnicki led Buffalo to ranking second in the Mid-American Conference in yards per game last season and set a school record for total offense in a single season. Kotelnicki has coached three All-MAC players and helped quarterback Tyree Jackson set the school record for passing yards thrown by a freshman.

Before Buffalo, Kotelnicki coached at the NCAA Division III level for two years with Wisconsin-Whitewater, also as offensive coordinator. The two years Kotelnicki was there, Wisconsin-Whitewater went a combined 28-0. Kotelnicki also had stops at the University of Mary (Bismarck, North Dakota) at the D-II level, his alma mater UW-River Falls, and FCS school Western Illinois, as an offensive assistant at each stop.

On today’s podcast, Kotelnicki and host Keith Grabowski talk about moving from coaching Division III to FBS, having multiple schemes and the keys to having a high-powered offense.

Show Notes

  • 0:49     Coaching history, staff moving from Wisconsin-Whitewater to Buffalo
  • 4:28     Differences between FBS and Division III football
  • 9:14      Adjusting to the personnel of a new team
  • 13:18    Having flexibility within your scheme
  • 14:40   Balancing complexity and ability to learn
  • 15:30   Working through adversity last season at Buffalo
  • 19:16    Accountability with how a game goes
  • 20:32   Emphasizing ball security and drive efficiency
  • 24:16   How to set and maintain the tempo of a game
  • 29:26   Coordinating tempo with the rest of the team
  • 31:41    Use of RPOs, trying to distort the defense
  • 34:09   The Winning Edge


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