Penn State Football hires ex-NFL offensive coordinator as analyst

Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains of the New York Jets. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains of the New York Jets. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Penn State Football added a veteran presence to the coaching staff Friday.

Penn State Football head coach James Franklin made it official, hiring long-time NFL offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains as an offensive analyst/consultant for the program.

Loggains in the latest former NFL coach with lengthy experience to join the staff in recent years. The most high profile consultant Franklin hired in the recent past being ex-New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett in a similar role, back in 2015.

Loggains, 40, most recently served as the New York Jets’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Adam Gase the past two seasons, before being relieved of his duties earlier this offseason.

Prior to joining the Jets, Loggains served as the Tennessee Titans’ quarterbacks’ coach from 2010-2011 and offensive coordinator through 2013, the Cleveland Browns’ quarterbacks’ coach in 2014, and the Chicago Bears’ quarterbacks’ coach in 2015 before becoming the offensive coordinator from 2016-17, and finally spending one season as Gase’s offensive coordinator with the MIami Dolphins in 2018 before joining him with the Jets.

This is the first college consulting position that Loggains has taken in his career.

Having a veteran coach with play-calling experience in the NFL in the program is an asset that Franklin and Yurcich can tap into each week as the Nittany Lions prepare.

In all likelihood, Loggains will assist Franklin and new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich in scouting opponents, consulting on the game-plan each week, and breaking down film for the program.

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