Ohio State Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch

The Ohio State Buckeyes have added an experienced and talented offensive mind to their coaching staff, hiring veteran NFL coach Joe Philbin.

On3.com reported Tuesday that the Buckeyes have hired the 61-year-old coach as an analyst.

Philbin hasn’t coached in the college ranks in more than 20 years, but he’s accomplished plenty in the years since. He’s best known for his stint as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, where he compiled a 24-28 record from 2012 to 2015. He also had a 2-2 mark as the interim coach of the Green Bay Packers in 2018.

This is a bigger deal than Buckeyes fans might realize. ESPN’s Sam Block tweeted, “Oh wow. Joe Philbin is a SLAM DUNK hire for Ohio State. Experienced coach who knows a ton about toughness on the Offensive Line… something the Buckeyes have been struggling with for a few years now. Huge addition for OSU. Remember this in November vs. you know who.”

Philbin has had many other stops in the NFL ranks, notably as the Packers offensive coordinator from 2007-2011, when the team won the Super Bowl after the 2010 season.

He also has served stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys, where he worked as the offensive line coach from 2020 through last season.

Ohio State has finished 11-2 the past two seasons under head coach Ryan Day.


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