Getting to know Todd Bowles

December, 12, 2011
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The Miami Dolphins will be led by interim head coach Todd Bowles for the final three games of the regular season. Bowles was Miami's secondary coach until former head coach Tony Sparano was fired Monday.

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Here are some quick facts about Bowles:
  • Bowles, 48, is in his fourth season with the Dolphins and has 20 years of coaching experience. He had a dual title of secondary coach and assistant head coach under Sparano before being promoted on Monday.
  • He spent three years with the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive backs coach. He coached several Cowboys to the Pro Bowl, such as cornerback Terence Newman and former safety Roy Williams.
  • Bowles played eight years in the NFL with the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. He had 15 career interceptions.

This is a good opportunity for Bowles. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says Bowles will be "in the mix" and will get an interview in the offseason. Most likely, Bowles won't get the job, as Miami is looking to make a splash. But Bowles can make the most of this by showcasing ability for future openings.

Bowles will have his first game as head coach for Miami (4-9) Sunday against the Buffalo Bills (5-8).

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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