It took less than five years for Brian Hartline to go from quality control coach to offensive coordinator at Ohio State.
A year after being promoted to passing game coordinator, Hartline has been promoted again to offensive coordinator, replacing Kevin Wilson as Ohio State’s top offensive assistant, sources confirm to Eleven Warriors.
Ryan Day and Ohio State Officially announced the promotion of Heartline Friday afternoon.
“Brian has succeeded in every football capacity in which he has been involved,” Day said in a press release. He progressed incredibly well from college to NFL receiver, then from quality control coach to wide receivers coach to game passing coordinator. He figures things out quickly and is more than ready to move now to offensive coordinator.
“Brian has also developed his receivers to an unprecedented level and has recruited as well or better than anyone in the country. Now he’s going to be recruiting for our entire offense and I think that’s something that’s going to be really positive for our program.”
The promotion comes after Wilson left Ohio State to become the new head coach at Tulsa, opening the title of Offensive Coordinator that Wilson has held at Ohio State for the past six years.
It’s the latest step in the coaching ladder for Hartline, who began his coaching career at Ohio State in 2017 as a quality control coach. He became the interim wide receivers coach at Ohio State in 2018 and then became the full-time wide receivers coach in 2019. He was promoted to passing game coordinator this past January after former Ohio State teammate Marcus Freeman made an effort to get Hartline to his team at Notre Dame. His latest promotion comes after him They are interviewed for the head coaching job in Cincinnati But in the end he chose to stay with the Buckeyes.
Hartline would continue to coach Ohio State’s wide receivers in his new position.
“I am ready and really looking forward to this opportunity,” said Hartline. “Ohio State has established a key threshold in terms of offensive production and that is something we will strive to meet every day. I want to thank Coach Day for believing in me and for the positions he has put me in over the past several years that have allowed me to succeed and grow.”
Several Ohio State receivers, including Marvin Harrison Jr., have pointed out. and Carnell Tate, noting their agreement to promote Hartline on Twitter.
Marvin Harrison Jr. January 13, 2023
— Carnell Tate (@carnelltate_) January 13, 2023
The Ohio State announcement does not specify whether Day will delegate play-calling responsibilities to Hartline, though Day does told ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit He accepted the Peach Bowl that he was considering forgoing playing duties.
With Hartline’s promotion, Ohio State’s offensive coaching staff is set for the 2023 season, barring any unexpected departures or an increase in the number of head coaches college football teams are allowed to hire.
Keenan Bailey has been promoted from the support staff to replace Wilson as tight ends coach, while quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis, linebackers coach Tony Alford and offensive line coach Justin Frye are expected to remain with the Buckeyes. Frey was promoted to managing game coordinator, a title Alford held last season, while Alford still holds the title of assistant coach for offense.
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