Long-time NFL coach Joe Philbin has been added to the Ohio State football staff by head coach Ryan Day. He will be an offensive analyst.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel was first with the news.
Philbin is already listed in the Ohio State directory as an Athletic Operations Specialist 6.
Analysts are separate from the 10 on-field assistant coaching positions that NCAA football teams are permitted to have. They are not permitted to do on-field coaching and instruction, but can be involved in off-field work, film-study, opponent breakdowns, self-scouting, and many other duties that head coaches are increasingly unable to live without.
Philbin spent the last 20 years in the NFL, including the past three as the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line coach. His contract was not renewed following the 2022 season.
Philbin was the head coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2012-2015 where he compiled a 24-28 record before being fired four games into the 2015 season. That time also coincides with OSU offensive coordinator Brian Hartline’s time as a receiver his final three years with the Dolphins from 2012-2014. The Dolphins cut Hartline following the 2014 season as a salary cap casualty.
Prior to the NFL, Philbin was Kirk Ferentz’s first offensive line coach at Iowa. Philbin was there from 1999-2002. He also spent a year in Athens as Ohio’s offensive line coach in 1994.
[Joe Philbin header photo courtesy of the Dallas Morning News.]