Ohio State football loses offensive analyst Joe Philbin to the NFL

Ohio State football head coach Ryan Day made a shrewd move last year when he hired Joe Philbin as an offensive analyst to help bridge Brian Hartline to offensive coordinator.

It didn’t work out like many would have liked, but the former NFL head coach quickly returned back to The League. On Tuesday it was announced that the Las Vegas Raiders had hired Philbin as its senior offensive assistant.

The move clearly was predicated by the hire of Chip Kelly as the Buckeyes offensive coordinator, the need for a senior voice to help with play-calling was not unnecessary. Losing Philbin should still be viewed as a loss, but not as big anymore.

At this point in his career, Philbin no longer is a head coaching candidate, but is a great voice in a coaching room and should help Antonio Pierce as he begins his first full season with the Raiders.

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