Ohio State Hires Tim Drevno As a Quality Control Coach

By Chase Brown on April 3, 2024 at 2:15 pm
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Ohio State has added longtime offensive line coach Tim Drevno to its support staff.

On Wednesday, a football program spokesperson confirmed to Eleven Warriors that Drevno will be a quality control coach for the Buckeyes.

Drevno spent the last three years with Chip Kelly at UCLA. He started out as an offensive analyst in 2021, then became the Bruins’ offensive line coach in 2022 after Justin Frye left UCLA to become Ohio State’s offensive line coach. The Bruins’ new head coach, DeShaun Foster, chose not to retain Drevno.

A former offensive lineman at Cal State Fullerton, Drevno’s coaching career started in 1991 as a graduate assistant for his alma mater. Over the next 33 years, he coached for Montana State (1993-97), UNLV (1998), San Jose State (1999), Idaho (2000-02), San Diego (2003-06), Stanford (2007-08), the San Francisco 49ers (2011-13), USC (2014, 2018-20), Michigan (2015-17) and UCLA (2021-23).

Drevno has spent much of his coaching career working with Jim Harbaugh. Between Harbaugh’s head coaching tenures at San Diego, Stanford, the San Francisco 49ers and Michigan, Drevno worked alongside Harbaugh for 13 out of 14 seasons between 2004-17. The one season Drevno didn’t work for Harbaugh, he coached the offensive line for Clay Helton at USC.

In his three years at Michigan, Drevno was the Wolverines’ offensive coordinator as well as their offensive line coach.

Drevno joins the support staff following the departure of a pair of veteran offensive analysts from last year’s support staff. Joe Philbin, who helped out with the offensive line as a senior analyst in 2023, left Ohio State in February to become a senior offensive assistant for the Las Vegas Raiders. Todd Fitch, a senior analyst for Ohio State’s offense for the past three years, left OSU in March to take a similar role at LSU.

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