Dan Campbell, at age 39, is expected to be named interim head coach of the Dolphins shortly per multiple media reports.
Campbell played tight end at Texas A&M before spending ten seasons in the NFL with the Giants, Cowboys, Lions and Saints. In 2010 he began his coaching career as a coaching intern with the Dolphins.
From 2011 through yesterday, Campbell served as the tight ends coach for the Dolphins. A “players coach”, Campbell is now in charge of refocusing the players on just playing football. Giving their full effort and letting the results follow.
A source familiar with Campbell told FootballScoop that Campbell has “incredible work ethic. He gets the most out of his players and they respect him. He’s very passionate about his job.”
With head coach Joe Philbin out, and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle reportedly out as well (per Jason Cole), Campbell needs to make this about the players and let them do their thing. Will be very interesting to see how this one plays out.
As always, keep an eye on The Scoop for all the latest news.
Update> The Dolphins have now announced Campbell as the interim head coach.