What Ohio State football fans need to know about new offensive analyst Joe Philbin

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State football added to its offensive coaching staff Tuesday.

The Buckeyes hired former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin as an offensive analyst ahead of the 2023 season. He started with the program two weeks ago.

"He brings a diverse background of being an O-line coach, a coordinator and a head coach," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said, "and that diversity is really going to bring a lot of value to the offensive staff room."

Ohio State adds Joe Philbin:Ohio State hires former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin as offensive analyst

Here's what you need to know about Philbin.

Joe Philbin is a former Big Ten offensive line coach

After stints as an offensive line coach from 1984-98 with six different programs including Ohio, Northeastern and Harvard, Philbin joined Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz's staff in 1999 as the Hawkeyes' offensive line coach.

From 1999-2002, Iowa finished with 22 wins in 48 games, including a two-season stretch in 2001-02 where the Hawkeyes posted an 18-7 record with appearances in the Alamo Bowl and the Orange Bowl.

Philbin coached the Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2002 in Eric Steinbach. Iowa offensive lineman Robert Gallery, who Philbin coached from 1999-2002, won the same award in 2003.

Here are the college football programs Philbin has previously coached for.

  • 1984-85: Tulane graduate assistant
  • 1986-87: WPI offensive line coach
  • 1988-89: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy offensive line coach
  • 1990-93: Allegheny College offensive coordinator and offensive line coach
  • 1994: Ohio offensive line coach
  • 1995-96: Northeastern offensive coordinator and offensive line coach
  • 1997-98: Harvard offensive line coach and offensive coordinator
  • 1999-2002: Iowa offensive line coach

Joe Philbin won a Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is shown prior to their game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 45-7.

In Philbin's five seasons as the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator, his teams put up a lot of points.

Coaching under head coach Mike McCarthy and with either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers as the team's quarterback, Philbin's offenses averaged 28.3 points, 281.4 passing yards and 105.6 rushing yards per game.

The Packers won Super Bowl XLV to end the 2010 season, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Arlington, Texas with an offense that included Rodgers and wide receivers Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Donald Driver.

Here are the NFL teams Philbin has coached for.

  • 2003-11: Green Bay Packers assistant offensive line coach (2003), tight ends coach/assistant offensive line coach (2004-05), offensive line coach (2006), offensive coordinator (2007-11)
  • 2012-15: Miami Dolphins head coach
  • 2016-17: Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach/offensive line coach
  • 2018: Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator, interim head coach
  • 2020-22: Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach

Joe Philbin never had a winning record as an NFL head coach

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015, file photo, then-Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin watches the action against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Green Bay Packers opened on-field work in their offseason program this week, an especially important time for a team that has had a lot of changes since the end of a 7-9 season. On offense, Aaron Rodgers is healthy again after missing much of last season with a broken collarbone. The Packers welcomed back Joe Philbin as their offensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Philbin's success did not translate into head coaching.

In 56 games as a head coach Philbin led the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers to 26 combined wins, never finishing with a better record than 8-8 in 2013 and 2014.

Philbin was fired from the Dolphins in 2015 after a 1-3 start. He also coached four games for the Packers after McCarthy's firing in 2018, posting a 2-2 record.

Here's which Ohio State players have been on NFL rosters Joe Philbin has coached for.

Green Bay Packers

  • DL Kenny Peterson (2003-05)
  • LB Na'il Diggs (2003-05)
  • DB Derek Combs (2003)
  • P B.J. Sander (2005)
  • OG Tyson Walter (2006)
  • DL Ryan Pickett (2006-11)
  • LB A.J. Hawk (2006-11)
  • LB Matt Wilhelm (2010)
  • RB Brandon Saine (2011)
  • OC Corey Linsley (2018)

Miami Dolphins

  • LB Austin Spitler (2012-13)
  • DB Anderson Russell (2012)
  • WR Brian Hartline (2012-14)
  • TE Jake Stoneburner (2015)

Indianapolis Colts

  • OG Jack Mewhort (2016)
  • LB John Simon (2017)
  • LB Joshua Perry (2017)
  • SAF Malik Hooker (2017)
  • DE Johnathan Hankins (2017)

Dallas Cowboys

  • RB Ezekiel Elliott (2020-22)
  • WR Noah Brown (2020-22)
  • SAF Malik Hooker (2021-22)
  • LS Jake McQuaide (2021-22)
  • DL Johnathan Hankins (2022)

How much did Joe Philbin make with the Miami Dolphins?

According to the Palm Beach Post, Philbin signed an initial four-year deal to be the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2012 before signing a one-year extension in 2015. He was reported to have earned at least $3 million per year.

It is not known how much Philbin will make as an offensive analyst at Ohio State.

Joe Philbin was Miami Dolphins coach during bullying scandal

Philbin was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins during the bullying scandal that led to the suspension of offensive guard Richie Incognito in 2013.

During the 2013 season Incognito reportedly sent offensive tackle Jonathan Martin messages including racial slurs and threats of physical violence which led to him taking a leave of absence.

Philbin made the decision to suspend Incognito.

Ohio State football schedule 2023

Here's what Ohio State's 2023 football schedule looks like.

  • Sept. 2: Ohio State vs. Indiana, Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Sept. 9: Ohio State vs. Youngstown State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sept. 16: Ohio State vs. Western Kentucky, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sept. 23: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
  • Oct. 7: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct. 14: Ohio State vs. Purdue, Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Oct. 21: Ohio State vs. Penn State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct. 28: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov. 4: Ohio State vs. Rutgers, SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Nov. 11: Ohio State vs. Michigan State, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio 
  • Nov. 18: Ohio State vs. Minnesota, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov. 25: Ohio State vs. Michigan, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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