Last week, Penn State hired Andy Kotelnicki from Kansas to be its next offensive coordinator.
This week, Penn State has hired somebody Kotelnicki knows pretty well, as first reported by Greg Pickel of Blue-White Illustrated.
Penn State staff news: Lions hire Bill Queisert, Andy Kotelnicki's 'right hand' man at Kansas, to an analyst position.
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) December 4, 2023
Kotelnicki got the job at Penn State largely due to his success at Kansas.
In 2021, which was Kotelnicki’s first season, KU placed outside the top 100 nationally in total offense. The next season, it placed sixth, and this past year, despite starting QB Jalon Daniels missing nine of the team’s 12 regular-season games, Kansas still finished eighth in the country in total offense.
As good as Kotelnicki was at Kansas, he didn’t do it alone, and his “right-hand man” will now be joining him on Penn State’s staff.
His name is Bill Queisert, and he’s been with Kansas since 2020, per Linkedin, starting as an assistant offensive line coach in 2020. From there, he moved to a quality control position, and this past offseason, he moved into an analyst role. Queisert described his job as to “act as right hand for the Offensive Coordinator and assist in the Coaching of Tight Ends and Offensive Line, in conjunction with the development of the offensive unit.”
Prior to Kansas, Queisert worked at Arkansas State as a graduate assistant with an emphasis on the offensive line. Queisert was also the OL coach at Simpson University in the NAIA. Before coaching, Queisert played OL at Division-II Williams Jewel, where he was a three-time captain.
It’s not clear how involved Kotelnicki or Queisert will be in Penn State’s Peach Bowl prep. The team is scheduled to play Ole Miss Dec. 30 at noon in Atlanta in what will be 2023’s season finale.