The Miami Dolphins on Sunday continued to fill out the coaching staff of new head coach Joe Philbin. The team announced the hires of two coaches, as well as the team retaining three assistant coaches from last year. Today also came news of former interim head coach Todd Bowles had landed a new job.
The Dolphins announced the hiring of linebackers coach George Edwards and assistant quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor today. Edwards spent the last two seasons as the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator, after spending the firve years before that in Miami, coming back to resume his previous role with the franchise. He has also spent time on the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Dallas Cowboys coaching staffs in the NFL, as well as with the University of Florida Gators, University of Georgia Bulldogs, Duke Blue Devils, and Appalachian State Mountaineers staffs at the college level. He played linebacker for Duke in the late 1980s.
Taylor comes to Miami after having been a graduate assistant with Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman at Texas A&M Aggies. Taylor played college football at the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, starting for the team in 2005 and 2006, including an appearance in the 2006 Big 12 Championship game, and being named the 2006 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007, but was eventually cut, and signed by the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Dolphins also officially announced tight ends coach Dan Campbell, strength coach Darren Krein, and special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi would be retained from former head coach Tony Sparano's staff. All three were new to the staff last year.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles hired Todd Bowles to serve as the team's secondary coach. Bowles has spent 12-years in the NFL, including his first head coach experience, a three game stint as the Dolphins' interim head coach to finish this year. Bowles was the Dolphins' secondary coach and assistant head coach from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that, he coached in Dallas, Cleveland, and the New York Jets.