ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills have named Kurt Anderson and Jason Vrable as offensive quality control coaches.
Anderson will enter his first year in the NFL. Prior to coming to Buffalo, Anderson spent the past five seasons at Eastern Michigan University, most recently as run game coordinator (2010-12). Anderson joined EMU's staff in April of 2008 as tight ends coach before shifting to the offensive line and run game coordinator. The Eagles' ground attack was extremely effective during the 2011 campaign, Eastern Michigan rushed for 2,620 yards and 16 touchdowns on 575 carries for the 16th-best ground attack in the nation. The total was the second-most in program history trailing only the 1987 team.
Vrable will also enter his first year in the NFL. Prior to coming to Buffalo, Vrable spent the past two seasons at the University of Charleston (WV), as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In 2012, University of Charleston finished 9-2 overall and ranked 25th in country (AFCA coaches poll), the first time in school history that UC football finished in Top 25. The UC offense led their conference in total offense (392.4 avg/g) and rushing offense (246.1 avg/g). The team set numerous school records including, rushing yards in game (454), rushing yards in season (2,910), points scored in half (48) and longest passing touchdown (99 yards). Vrable coached two-time All American Jordan Roberts who set the all-time Division II rushing records for yards in quarter (190) and yards in half (273) in his final game at UC in 2012.