Jets hire Tony Sparano to staff

Updated: January 11, 2012, 10:47 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Tony Sparano, who presided over one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history, has a new challenge: Fixing the New York Jets' dysfunctional offense.

The Jets made it official Wednesday afternoon, hiring the former Miami Dolphins coach as their offensive coordinator. He replaces Brian Schottenheimer, who resigned under pressure after a tumultuous end to six up-and-down seasons.

Welcome to the nut house, Tony.

The Jets haven't commented on Sparano's exact role, but he presumably ...

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