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Miami Dolphins have chosen their next head coach: 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel

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The Miami Herald
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel speaks during a news conference at NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, July 29, 2021.

The Dolphins have hired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel as their next head coach, the team announced Sunday, bringing an end to the franchise’s month-long search for a new leader after the surprise firing of Brian Flores.

McDaniel, 38, becomes the 11th head coach in Dolphins history and the fourth hired since Stephen Ross became majority owner in 2009. According to ESPN, the Dolphins gave McDaniel a four-year contract.

McDaniel has 15 years of NFL experience, starting out as an intern for Mike Shanahan’s Denver Broncos in 2005. He had stints as an assistant with Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta before joining Kyle Shanahan’s staff in San Francisco as run game coordinator. McDaniel held that role from 2017 to 2020 before being promoted to offensive coordinator this past season.

Read more at our news partner, The Miami Herald.