By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The North Carolina State Wolfpack has hired Kurt Roper as its team’s new quarterbacks coach. He replaces Eli Drinkwitz, who served as the team’s Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach.
Drinkwitz was named the Appalachian State Mountaineers head coach. He replaced Scott Satterfield, who became the Louisville Cardinals head coach after the season.
The school also announced that Des Kitchings and George McDonald has been named co-offensive coordinator. These two coaches will have the same responsibility that Drinkwitz had for the last three seasons at the school.
Kitchings spent the 2018 season as the Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator. McDonald spent last season as the Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach.
He last served as the Colorado Buffaloes interim head coach. He replaced Mike MacIntyre, who was fired with one game left in the season.
Prior to his promotion, he was the Buffaloes quarterbacks coach for the 2018 season.
Roper was the South Carolina Gamecocks Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 2016 and 107. He was an Offensive Analyst with the Cleveland Browns in 2015.
He also spent the 2014 season as the Florida Gators Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach. Roper was the Duke Blue Devils Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach from 2008 through 2013.
The 46-year-old Ames, Iowa native also served as the Tennessee Volunteers Running Backs Coach in 2006 and 2007. He also was the Kentucky Wildcats Quarterbacks Coach in 2005.
He was the Ole Miss Rebels Quarterbacks Coach and Passing Game Coordinator from 2002 through 2004. He also was the Rebels Quarterbacks Coach from 1999 through 2001.
He began his coaching career as the Volunteers Graduate Assistant from 1996 through 1998.
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