Former Arkansas assistant Kurt Anderson will join Pat Fitzgerald’s coaching staff at Northwestern, according to a report by FootballScoop.
According to the report, Anderson will serve in an off-the-field role as a quality control analyst.
Anderson, a Chicago native, previously served as the offensive line coach for Bret Bielema at Arkansas in the 2016 and ’17 seasons. When Arkansas replaced Bielema with Chad Morris as coach this offseason, Morris did not retain Anderson on his staff.
Anderson played college football at Michigan from 1997 to 2001. He earned All-Big Ten honorable mention status in 2001 as the team’s starting center.
His coaching career began at Indiana State in 2005 as an assistant. He returned to Michigan and served as a graduate assistant for the next two seasons. After spending five seasons on the coaching staff at Eastern Michigan, Anderson joined the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and was the offensive line coach for then-coach Rex Ryan from 2013 to ’15.