Miami Dolphins Expected To Hire Mike Sherman, Kevin Coyle As Coordinators

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Texas A&M Aggies head coach Mike Sherman during pre-game warmups before playing Oklahoma State at Kyle Field on September 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

New Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has hired his first coordinators. Mike Sherman will run the offense and Kevin Coyle will run the defense.

The Miami Dolphins hired Joe Philbin from the Green Bay Packers as their new head coach last week and now Philbin was worked quickly to establish both of his coordinators. The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are expected to hire Kevin Coyle as defensive coordinator and Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator.

Both coordinators bring along a wealth of experience -- 69 years of coaching, as the Miami Herald points out. Sherman was the Packers head coach from 2000-05 and most recently the Texas A&M football coach. Coyle comes from Cincinnati where he coached the Bengals defensive backs.

The men have known each other for years. Sherman first hired Philbin in 2003 with the Packers and Coyle has known Philbin for years.

I like the move of adding these guys that have a lot of experience. Philbin is a first time head coach and having experienced coaches on your side to help guide you through the early stages of being a head coach can be a good thing. Of course, it can also be a bad thing, if Philbin struggles in the coming years, because the Dolphins would have an experienced interim coach readily available.

For more on the Dolphins and their coaching staff moves, visit SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider.

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