Thursday, January 15, 2009

Breaking News: Dolphins Hire DeGuglielmo as OL coach

The Dolphins wasted little time filling their lone coaching vacancy, hiring New York Giants assistant Dave DeGuglielmo as their new offensive line coach.

DeGuglielmo, 40, had been the Giants' assistant offensive line coach since 2005. He also coached with Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano at Boston University, UConn and New Haven.

The hiring of DeGuglielmo comes just a day after the the Dolphins fired offensive line coach Mike Maser after just one year on the job. The Dolphins had the 12th-ranks offense in their one season with Maser coaching the line.

Pasqualoni a candidate for KC?

It's just speculation at this point, but Adam Schefter of NFL.com reports that Dolphins defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni could be in the mix for the head coaching job in Kansas City. As Schefter points out, Pasqualoni spent time with new Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli at Syracuse, and he runs the 3-4 defense which Pioli is familiar with from his time in New England. Pioli is also the son-in-law of Dolphins vice president Bill Parcells.