Arkansas, a program synonymous with offensive linemen like no other, named Kurt Anderson its new offensive line coach following a nationwide search of candidates. Anderson comes from the NFL ranks, as he worked for the Buffalo Bills as an assistant offensive line coach the last three seasons.
"Once this position on our staff opened up I heard from a lot of NCAA and NFL coaches who were interested," head coach Bret Bielema said. "Kurt stood out to me when he interviewed and he's stood out to every coach he's worked and played for. His ability to relate to the players and connect with them will help him have a tremendous impact on our program, not only a position coach, but as a recruiter. I'm very happy to have him joining our staff and helping us pursue our goals at the University of Arkansas."
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"I couldn't be more excited for my family and I to join the Arkansas family," said Anderson after being named the new line coach. "It's an unbelievable opportunity to be part of such a storied program with great tradition, in the SEC and in a community that is perfect for my family. I believe strongly in what Coach Bielema is building and the way he's building it and can't wait to get to work. I know my approach and philosophies will blend well with his and it'll be fun to see what can be accomplished."
Last season, the Bills lead the NFL in rushing with 152 yards averaged per game and an average of 4.8 yards-per-rush. Anderson has helped Buffalo center Eric Wood blossom into one of the elite players at his position in the NFL and helped Richie Incognito resurrect his career this season at guard for the BIlls.
Anderson has been coaching since 2005 and has worked for Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Indiana State. Anderson played center on the Wolverines offensive line and graduated in 2001 with a national championship ring from the 1997 team.