2009 Football Coaches: Meet Andy Ludwig

MANHATTAN, Kan. Be the first to take an inside look at the 2009 Kansas State football coaching staff as k-statesports.com continues an in-depth look at each member of head coach Bill Snyder's staff.

Each day, a new staff member will be profiled with in-depth video interviews and features, along with a biographical sketch, continuing today with Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach ANDY LUDWIG.

Ludwig, who helped lead the Utes to an undefeated 13-0 season in 2008 and a win over No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, has earned an impeccable reputation for developing quarterbacks and for his adaptability on offense during his 22-year coaching career, including the last four at Utah.

This season at Utah, Ludwig, who earned his 10th bowl appearance as a coach, tutored quarterback Brian Johnson to Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and Sugar Bowl MVP honors and spear-headed one of the nation’s most prolific offenses.

Ludwig, who is one of five finalists for the FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year award, helped Utah finish the regular season as the No. 6 team in the BCS rankings, which is the best ever by a non-automatic qualifying conference. Furthermore, Utah is riding the longest win streak in the nation (14 games) after its Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.

Ludwig’s offense ended the 2008 regular season first in the Mountain West and 15th nationally in scoring offense (37.4 points per game), while the Utes were second in the MWC and 18th nationally in pass efficiency (149.7) and third in the MWC and 31st nationally in total offense (405.2 yards per game).

Under the tutelage of Ludwig, Johnson had one of the best seasons by a quarterback in school history as he completed 241-of-353 passes (68.3-percent) for 2,636 yards, while throwing 24 touchdowns as opposed to just nine interceptions.

To view Ludwig's full bio, click here.