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Dolphins coaching changes: Offensive coaches starting to move to other jobs

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The Miami Dolphins have hired Adam Gase as the team's new head coach. With a new coach in place, plenty of changes to the assistant coaches are coming, and some of Miami's assistants are already starting to move on.

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Turnover is expected when a team changes head coaches, both with the players and with the assistant coaches, and the Miami Dolphins are starting to see just that. The team hired Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase on Saturday to take over the team's head coach position. Gase, who has said he will call the offensive plays, has the freedom to hire his own coaching staff, which means he is free to decide which of Miami's current coaches he wants to retain, if any.

The top name on that list is Dan Campbell, who started the year as the team's tight ends coach, but was promoted to interim head coach when the franchise fired Joe Philbin after a 1-3 start to the year. Campbell, who interviewed for the permanent position and, reportedly, finished second to Gase as the coaching decision was made, is beloved by the team's front office and ownership. It could make for an awkward situation, however, for both Gase and Campbell, something the two will have to discuss whenever they meet.

Other offensive assistant coaches are already starting to move to other jobs. According to  the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson, wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan has agreed to take the same position at East Carolina University. FootballScoop.com has reported that quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, who took on the play calling duties when Campbell fired Bill Lazor late in the season, is moving to the University of Cincinnati, where he will serve as the team's offensive coordinator. Fox Sports' Alex Marvez has added Miami offensive line coach John Benton is interviewing with the Indianapolis Colts for the offensive line coach position there, though he is just one of three candidates for the job.

The next few weeks will see a lot of coaches coming and going from the Dolphins' facilities in Davie. Campbell will be the biggest name to watch, but coaches like special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, as well as senior offensive assistants Ken O'Keefe and Al Saunders, will be interesting to watch.