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Sport News | Former Hurricanes assistant to be interviewed for Dolphins coaching job – The Denver Post

The Miami Dolphins asked to interview Los Angeles Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown, who knows South Florida well from his three seasons at the University of Miami as a assistant to Mark Richt.

Brown, who was named the Rams’ assistant head coach last offseason — in his second season with the team — a former NFL fullback who has spent the past decade rapidly rising through the coaching ranks.

His coaching career began at the University of Georgia, where the former Bulldogs fullback was the team’s strength and conditioning coach in 2011.

He spent the next three seasons at three different colleges — Chattanooga, Marshall and Wisconsin — coaching tailbacks before returning to Georgia in 2015, a season before joining Richt in Miami as offensive coordinator and running backs coach for the Hurricanes. .

Brown left UM to join the South Carolina coaching staff in 2019 before leaving the college ranks to join the Rams in 2020.

Brown, 35, who spent two seasons as an NFL player on the Atlanta Falcons’ injured reserve and on the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad in 2009, has never been a head coach.

But league insiders consider him a rising young talent and the latest player in the Sean McVay coaching tree, who has already produced Green Bay’s Matt LaFleur, Cincinnati’s Zac Taylor and Los Angeles Chargers’ Brandon Staley. .

Brown becomes the seventh coaching candidate expected to meet with Dolphins owner Steve Ross, general manager Chris Grier and the search committee to replace Brian Flores, who was fired on Monday.

Flores, who was 24-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins, was fired due to the team’s offensive struggles and his rocky relationship with Ross, Grier and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, all of whom described Flores as a man who is difficult to work with.

The other six known candidates are three offensive coordinators – Brian Daboll of Buffalo, Mike McDaniel of Dallas of San Francisco and Kellen Moore of Dallas – and three defensive coordinators of Vance Joseph of Arizona, Dan Quinn of Dallas and Leslie Frazier of Buffalo.

Joseph, Quinn and Frazier have all served as head coaches in the NFL.

Joseph, who spent the 2016 season as the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator, went 11-21 in his two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Quinn, who also had a brief stint with the Dolphins during the Nick Saban era in 2005-06, went 46-44 in his six seasons with the Falcons. Frazier went 21-33-1 with the Minnesota Vikings.

All seven known candidates are in the playoffs and will not be available for interview until early next week.

Ross has looked into hiring promising young talent in his previous search, but the failures of Joe Philbin, Adam Gase and Flores, whom he hired as head coaches for the first time, could encourage the mogul to real estate to move away from this strategy.

Seven other teams have head coaching vacancies and most teams are vying for the same candidates. Therefore, the Dolphins will likely be forced to move quickly. However, the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings are also looking for general managers, which could slow down their search for coaches.

Miami is also competing for top contenders with the Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and possibly the Las Vegas Raiders, who qualified for the playoffs under interim coach Rich Bisaccia. at the bar.

Flores would be in the mix to coach the Giants, Bears and Texans.

Sport News | Former Hurricanes assistant to be interviewed for Dolphins coaching job – The Denver Post


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