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Ohio State promotes Brian Hartline to OC


Ohio State promoted Brian Hartline to offensive coordinator on Friday.

Hartline, 36, replaces Kevin Wilson, who left to become the head coach at Tulsa.

Hartline was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2022 for the Buckeyes (11-2), who lost to eventual national champion Georgia 42-41 in the CFP semifinals.

Head coach Ryan Day has been the play-caller for the offense and it wasn’t immediately clear if that would change.

Hartline joined his alma mater’s staff in 2017 as an offensive quality control assistant and was promoted to receivers coach in 2018.

“Brian has been successful in every football capacity for which he has been engaged,” Day said in a news release. “He has progressed incredibly well from college to NFL receiver, and then from quality control coach to wide receivers coach to passing game coordinator. He figures things out quickly and he is more than ready to now transition to offensive coordinator.

“Brian has also developed his receivers at an unprecedented level and he has recruited as well or better than anyone in the country. Now he’ll be recruiting for our entire offense and I think that is something that will be really positive for our program.”

Hartline was a fourth-round draft pick by Miami in 2009 and spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Dolphins (2009-14) and Cleveland Browns (2015). He caught 344 passes for 4,766 yards and 14 touchdowns in 104 games.

The Buckeyes also announced that Keenan Bailey was promoted to tight ends coach, offensive line coach Justin Frye was given the additional title of run game coordinator and running backs coach Tony Alford also being given the title of assistant head coach for the offense.

–Field Level Media

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