The Dolphins hired San Francisco offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel as their new head coach, ending one of the worst months in franchise history.
The Miami Herald described McDaniel as a “cult hero for wise-cracking personality, decidedly un-coach-like appearance and offensive wizardry.”
McDaniel, who is bi-racial (his father is Black), becomes only the fourth minority head coach in the NFL. He joins Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin (Black), Washington’s Ron Rivera (Puerto Rican descent) and Robert Selah (Arab-American) of the New York Jets.
McDaniel replaces Brian Flores, who sued the NFL alleging league-wide racial discrimination for its lack of minority head coach hires.
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