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Reports: New PSU OC Andy Kotelnicki’s Contract is 4 Years

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Penn State has officially announced that Andy Kotelnicki will be the new offensive coordinator.

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman was first on the report late Thursday afternoon, and multiple other outlets since confirmed it.

Friday afternoon, Penn State made it official.

He’ll be coming to Happy Valley after three seasons at Kansas, where he helped transform KU from one of the country’s worst offense to one of the best. In 2020, the year before Kotelnicki got there, only Old Dominion, UConn and UMass were worse offensively according to Pro Football Focus. In Kotelnicki’s last two seasons at Kansas, the team was No. 6 and No. 8 in the country in total offense, respectively.

The Athletic’s Audrey Snyder and Jon Sauber of the Centre Daily Times reported that, per sources,  the contract Kotelnicki’s agreed to is four years long with total compensation starting as $1.6 million. That will bump up to $1.7 in Year 2, $1.8 in year three and $2 million in year four.

“We are excited to welcome Andy, his wife, Lindsey, son, Maximus, and daughter, Joy, to Penn State,” coach James Franklin said. “Our search process for an offensive coordinator was extensive and throughout it, Andy’s name kept rising to the top of the list. Not only were we impressed with Andy’s history of successful offensive production, but he has proven ability to win at all levels and play to the strength of his personnel. In his 18 years as a play caller, he has a track record of coming into a program and improving offenses, especially through explosive plays, third down conversions and red zone success. We are thrilled to have Andy and his family join us in Happy Valley.”


“I would like to thank Coach Franklin and Dr. Kraft for this incredible opportunity to join Penn State Football,” Kotelnicki said. “It is a tremendous honor for me and my wife, Lindsey, to become part of a program with such a rich history of success and a tremendous family environment with an elite leader in Coach Franklin. I am excited to get to work with the tremendous staff and student-athletes we have at Penn State. I would also like to thank Coach Leipold, the coaching staff and the student-athletes who I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with at Kansas and wish them nothing but the best.”

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