New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has settled on his two biggest hires.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Dolphins have agreed to terms with Mike Sherman to become their offensive coordinator and Kevin Coyle to become their defensive coordinator.
Both men were viewed as favorites all along for the respective positions. Sherman taught Phiblin in prep school and the two men worked together in Green Bay. Philbin said he doesn’t plan to call plays in Miami, so Sherman gives him an experienced coach to assist him.
Coyle has been the secondary coach in Cincinnati, spending his last nine years with the Bengals. He knows Philbin personally and reportedly attended his son Michael’s funeral. Coyle has 35 years of experience of coaching, although he has only been a coordinator at the collegiate level before.
Coyle worked in a 4-3 defense in Cincinnati. His hiring could be a sign that the Dolphins defense is in transition after all.