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30-day challenge: The coach who got away

Every day in June, we will ask different Miami Dolphins related question of our readers. Make sure you join in so we can all get to know our The Phinsider community a little better.

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The 30-day challenge continues today, with another chance to get to know our The Phinsider members. The 30-day challenge is our way to get to know some of your thoughts on the Miami Dolphins. We are asking a question every day for 30 days, with the goal of getting all of our readers involved in the discussion. If you haven’t ever posted a comment on the site before - now would be a great time to get in here and join us.

Today marks the 15th day of the challenge, with questions thus far including many of our favorite players or memories from the Dolphins. Today, we ask a question that can be answered in two ways. First, it could be about a person who left the team. The other could be a coach who Miami wanted to hire, but missed out on landing. Assistant coaches leave teams all the time, thus leading to coaching trees. Sometimes, an assistant moves off to a new team and finds great success. Sometimes, they fail.

There are several possible answers to this question. You could pick someone like New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who served as the Dolphins’ secondary head coach, assistant head coach, and interim head coach from 2008 to 2011. You could look back the awkward chase of Jim Harbaugh while the team still had Tony Sparano in the position. You could (easily) select Bill Arnsparger, who was the Dolphins defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, and assistant head coach from 1970 to 1973 and 1976 to 1983.

So, now time for your answer. Who was the best coach that got away?