Ohio State to promote wide receivers coach Brian Hartline
Ohio State wide receivers coach Brian Hartline is being rewarded for the excellent job he has done on the recruiting front and developing talent on the field.
Sunday, Ohio State announced Hartline has been promoted to passing game coordinator for the 2022 season, per Eleven Warriors. He will continue to work in his role as the wide receivers coach, as well.
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“Brian is a dedicated Ohio State Buckeyes,” head coach Ryan Day said in a statement. “He is the top wide receivers coach in college football and he has continued to develop as an offensive coach to the point where we want him to have more of an impact on our offensive game plan. His taking over as passing game coordinator will allow for this.”
The promotion for Hartline comes after Ohio State produced a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garrett Wilson. Chris Olave wasn’t far behind, totaling more than 900 yards.
Smith-Njigba ended the year as the team’s leading receiver, totaling 1,606 yards and 9 touchdowns on 95 receptions. He capped the season with a memorable Rose Bowl performance, hauling in 15 passes for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Wilson was responsible for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns on 70 catches while Olave secured 65 receptions for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Ohio State ended the year with an 11-2 record and the most dynamic, three-headed monster at the receiver position in college football.