After a short but exhaustive search, the Miami Dolphins have hired Adam Gase as their new head coach. Gase most recently was the Offensive Coordinator of the Chicago Bears. Prior to taking the Bear's job, Gase was the OC for John Fox in Denver coaching Peyton Manning. Gase is 37 years old and never played college football. He is married to the daughter of New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt.
Gase previously coached for the LSU Tigers, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears on his way to the head coaching job in Miami. Gase was definitely this year’s hot candidate, but arrives in Miami as an offensive coordinator with no head-coaching experience at any level.
Gase is clearly able to coexist in an atmosphere dominated by men like Mike Tannenbaum, having run an offense in Denver with Peyton Manning wanting to call his own game. Working with such diverse personalities as Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler, Gase may have a chance to make the most of Ryan Tannehill's skills in Miami.
Gase was high on Stephen Ross’ list of potential candidates. It looks like Ross may have finally got the coach he actually wanted. It was Parcells who brought in Sparano, who Ross tried to bump for Jim Harbaugh. Philbin was only hired after Ross' choice, Jeff Fisher, opted for the Saint Louis Ram's over Miami.
So Boss Ross finally gets his man, hopefully the long suffering Miami faithful will embrace his choice and Gase will deliver the goods.