Ohio State Analyst Joe Philbin Returning To NFL

Ohio State senior analyst Joe Philbin’s stay in Columbus was ultimately a short one, as the former NFL head coach is reportedly returning to the NFL to become a senior offensive assistant for the Las Vegas Raiders, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Philbin spent this past season with the Buckeyes working with Justin Frye and the offensive line, providing a veteran perspective for the offense. He was previously a head coach with the Miami Dolphins from 2012-14, where he coached current Ohio State wide receivers coach Brian Hartline.

“Having Joe’s been great,” Hartline said last year. “Everyone in the building can learn something from him. It’s really awesome to see and be around Coach Philbin again in a different light, in a different way.”

With Philbin’s departure, Ohio State now has two senior advisors/analysts in Todd Fitch, who works with quarterbacks, and Tony Johnson, a recent hire – and the son of defensive line coach Larry Johnson – who works with the wide receivers.