Former Gophers QB coach Jim Zebrowski now coaching at Buffalo
March 14, 2017 — 3:07pm
Here's something that slipped under my radar last month:
Former Gophers quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski has been hired as the QB coach at Buffalo, which just happens to be the first opponent the Gophers will face under P.J. Fleck, on Aug. 31 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Buffalo announced Zebrowski's hire last month. After leaving the Gophers after the 2015 season, he spent last year as an assistant head coach at Hamline. At Buffalo, Zebrowski has reunited with head coach Lance Leipold after they worked together at Wisconsin-Whitewater from 2007 to 2009.
Buffalo went 2-10 last year in its second season under Leipold, including a 38-0 loss to Fleck's Western Michigan squad.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
Coach P.J. Fleck is honoring former Gophers tackle Nick Connelly, who died Wednesday, with a helmet decal and lime green wristbands. The Gophers also have a helmet decal in honor of Maryland's Jordan McNair, who died after an offseason workout.