Penn State football has added former NFL quarterback and assistant coach Charlie Frye to the staff as an offensive analyst and analytics coordinator.
The program did not announce the news but an athletic department directory shows Frye as a recent hire. The position – one of a number of off-field analysts for the program – was posted on Penn State’s job website a few weeks ago.
The position does not include on-field coaching work. Frye is the second former quarterback in an offensive analyst role at Penn State, joining Danny O’Brien.
Frye spent his collegiate career at Akron, throwing for just over 11,000 yards in his four years as a starter before being selected in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He bounced around the league for the next several years before injuries ended his playing career in 2010.
Since then Frye coached at the high school level and was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Central Michigan before being named the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback coach in 2020. He held that position for two years prior to being let go following the 2021-22 season.
Interestingly enough, Frye was considered, according to some reports, to be a possible candidate for the Akron head coaching job, a role that was ultimately filled by former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.