Dolphins name Joe Philbin head coach

9:13 PM, Jan 20, 2012   |    comments
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Davie, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Dolphins have named former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as their new head coach, according to the team's official Twitter account.

Philbin was the offensive coordinator of the Packers from 2007-2011 and helped Green Bay's offense rank in the top 10 of the NFL in points scored and total yards every season.

The 50-year-old Philbin was an assistant offensive line coach (2003), tight ends/assistant offensive line coach (2004-2005) and offensive line coach (2006) with the Packers prior to being promoted to offensive coordinator.

Miami failed to land its first choice Jeff Fisher last week when he opted to become the St. Louis Rams' head coach.

The Dolphins fired Tony Sparano after a 4-9 start this season. Assistant/secondary coach Todd Bowles was promoted to interim head coach.

Philbin will be introduced at a Saturday afternoon press conference.

Philbin had interviewed with the Bucs on Thursday, one of 8 coaches to have talked with the Bucs.


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