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Former QB Praises Penn State Football Andy Kotelnicki Hire ‘Super Creative’

New Penn State Football offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki’s hiring is drawing some high praise.

Retired 12-year NFL quarterback and current ESPN personality Dan Orlovsky took to X to complement James Franklin’s new offensive coordinator hire, Kotelnicki.

Orlovsky called the hire “fantastic,” calling Kotelnicki “super creative [and] open box mindset play designer and play caller.”

This is a fantastic hire for @PennStateFball at OC to get Andy Kotelnicki

Super creative + open box mindset play designer and play caller 👏👏

— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) November 30, 2023

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Orlovsky, widely known as ESPN’s “quarterback guru” has previously criticized Penn State’s playcalling after the Nittany Lions‘ 20-12 loss to Ohio State in October.

In a video posted after the game, Orlovsky criticized Penn State’s playcalling “putting [Allar] in the worst possible places” against Ohio State in constantly being behind the sticks. He further noted, “they didn’t protect Drew Allar”.

Thoughts on OSU/PSU

— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) October 21, 2023

Orlovsky posted a separate tweet during the Ohio State game criticizing Penn State’s offensive playcalling saying “if you’re gonna recruit a player like Allar … Let the young man go play.”


If you’re gonna recruit a player like Allar

Let the young man go play

— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) October 21, 2023

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.