The Miami Dolphins are asking a former Texas A&M Aggie to help salvage their season after firing coach Joe Philbin.
The Dolphins confirmed reports Monday that the team had promoted tight ends coach Dan Campbell to interim head coach. Campbell joins Denver’s Gary Kubiak as one of the two current NFL head coaches from Texas A&M.
Campbell played tight end for the Aggies from 1995-98 and had 27 career catches for 314 and three touchdowns. He was then selected in the third-round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants, and went on to play 11 seasons in the league for the Giants, Cowboys, Lions and Saints.
Now the youngest active head coach in the NFL at 39, Campbell will need to improve the play of another former Aggie in quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who hasn’t looked anything like the player the Dolphins had hoped for when they signed him to a six-year, $96 million extension.
We have named Dan Campbell interim head coach. https://t.co/8ubILFsRmJ
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 5, 2015