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Ohio State adds longtime NFL coach Joe Philbin to staff

Matt Zenitzby:Matt Zenitz05/23/23


Ohio State has hired longtime NFL coach Joe Philbin as an analyst, a source tells On3.

Philbin was the Miami Dolphins’ head coach from 2012 to ’15. He most recently worked for the Dallas Cowboys as the team’s offensive line coach from 2020 through last season.

Philbin, 61, has also worked for teams such as the Green Bay Packers (2003-11 and 2018) and the Indianapolis Colts (2016-17). Philbin was the Packers’ offensive coordinator from 2007 to ’11, first for Brett Favre’s final season with the Packers and then for the beginning of Aaron Rodgers’ run as Green Bay’s starting QB.

Philbin, who was part of the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl team, then returned to Green Bay in 2018 and served as the Packers’ OC and eventually the team’s interim head coach.

He last worked in college as Kirk Ferentz’s first offensive line coach at Iowa from 1999 to 2002. That came after stints as an offensive coordinator at Harvard (1997-98) and Northeastern (1995-96) and one year working in the state of Ohio as the offensive line coach at Ohio in 1994.

Ohio State is entering its fifth season with Ryan Day as its head coach and its first with Brian Hartline as its offensive coordinator. The Buckeyes finished each of the last two seasons 11-2.

Ohio State previously added other analysts this offseason such as former Nebraska defensive ends and outside linebackers coach Mike Dawson.