JOE PHILBIN NAMED 10TH DOLPHINS HEAD COACH
The Dolphins three week head coaching search came to an end today as Green Bay Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin was name the 10th head coach in franchise history. Philbin, 50, replaces interim head coach Todd Bowles, who finished the 2011 season after Tony Sparano was fired on December 12th.
Philbin, who ultimately was the Dolphins second choice after Jeff Fisher chose the St. Louis Rams on January 13th, comes to the Dolphins after running the Green Bay Packers offense the past five seasons. Under his watch as Offensive Coordinator, the Packers have been ranked in the top 10 of total offense every year. Before becoming the Packers Offensive Coordinator in 2007, he spent the previous four years with the Packers as the offensive line and tight end coach. While Philbin did not call the plays in Green Bay, he is credited for putting together every game plan and is a big reason for the Packers offensive success.
Prior to joining the Packers in 2003, Philbin had 19 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level that included stops with Iowa, Northwestern and Harvard.
Philbin inherits a Dolphins team that does have talent and with a few upgrades, and a soft schedule in 2012, could be playoff bound next season. Also, there are already rumors and speculation that the Dolphins will now target Packers free agent quarterback Matt Flynn in the upcoming free agent period that starts in March. Welcome to Miami coach Philbin!
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