Philbin is new Packers offensive coordinator

Updated: January 16, 2007, 2:55 AM ET
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers promoted Joe Philbin to replace Jeff Jagodzinski as the team's offensive coordinator Monday.

Philbin is in his fifth season with the Packers. He previously served as Green Bay's assistant offensive line coach and tight ends/assistant offensive line coach.

Jagodzinski was hired as head coach at Boston College last month.

Winston Moss was also promoted to assistant head coach/defense, James Campen to offensive line coach and Jerry Fontenot to assistant offensive line coach.

Moss, previously the Packers' linebackers coach, also worked with coach Mike McCarthy for five seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Campen, a former center, has been an assistant offensive line coach with the Packers for three seasons.

Fontenot was a Packers coaching intern last summer who served as an offensive line assistant during the season. Another former center, he played 239 NFL games in 16 seasons with Chicago, New Orleans and Cincinnati.

While all of the moves were important ones, the ascension of Philbin into the offensive coordinator slot is probably the most critical one. McCarthy generally calls his own plays, but given the demands of being the head coach he needs someone to help design and implement the weekly game plan.

A 23-year veteran of the coaching profession, Philbin has only four years of NFL experience, having joined the Packers in 2003 under then-coach Mike Sherman, and following a long career in the college ranks. In his four seasons with the club, Philbin has worked with the offensive linemen and the tight ends.

There had been considerable speculation that McCarthy would go outside the organization to fill the coordinator spot.

Moss, 41, played 11 seasons as a linebacker in the NFL, including stints with Tampa Bay (1987-90), the Los Angeles Raiders (1991-94) and Seattle (1995-97). He moved into the coaching ranks in 1998 with the Seahawks, then also served with New Orleans before moving to the Packers for the 2006 season.

Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli was used in this report.