Penn State is adding another piece to its coaching staff for the 2022 season. This time, it will be an offensive addition to the off-field staff.

According to Greg Pickel with On3, James Franklin and Penn State are adding Charlie Frye to the staff as an offensive analyst. Frye played at Akron collegiately and in the NFL before transitioning to the coaching ranks.

According to Pickel, Frye will help organize and scout special teams and assist with OC Mike  Yurcich on preliminary scouting and game planning in addition to other duties.

During his college career, Frye threw for over 11,000 yards with 64 career touchdowns. He was a 3rd round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2005.

Frye’s most recent coaching stop was with the Miami Dolphins as a QB coach in 2021. He was also an OC at Central Michigan from 2019-20.