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Miami Dolphins set to hire 49ers OC Mike McDaniel as their next head coach

Written by Doug Rush

Miami Dolphins set to hire 49ers OC Mike McDaniel as their next head coach

The Miami Dolphins have found their next head coach.

Mike McDaniel, the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator, will take the job as the Dolphins next head coach.

The 38-year-old has been with the 49ers since 2017 as run game coordinator. In 2021, he was promoted to become the offensive coordinator.

McDaniel once worked on a staff on the previous Washington Redskins with Sean McVay, Matt LaFleur and his former boss in San Francisco in Kyle Shanahan when they all worked for Mike Shanahan.

McDaniel is taking the reigns from Brian Flores, who was fired after three seasons and was dismissed after clashing with management.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.