Thursday, January 7, 2010
Dolphins lose both LB coaches
The Miami Dolphins have lost their second linebackers coach in a week.
Reports out of South Florida state George Edwards, one of only two assistants Bill Parcells didn't fire after he came aboard, is leaving to become the University of Florida's defensive coordinator.
Edwards coached inside linebackers and came to the Dolphins as a member of Nick Saban's staff. Outside linebackers coach Jim Reid left to become defensive coordinator for the University of Virginia. Reid joined the Dolphins shortly after they hired Tony Sparano as head coach. Reid's history was with defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni at Syracuse.
The Dolphins probably won't have much trouble locating replacements. Parcells owns an impressive Rolodex, especially when it comes to defensive assistants. One possibility is former New York Jets head coach Al Groh, one of the most frequently overlooked branches on the Parcells coaching tree.
Groh was the head coach at Virginia for nine years before getting fired in November.