Sparano denied the suggestion that Dan Henning was hired as offensive coordinator after New Orleans assistant Pete Carmichael Jr. was offered the job. He also indicated Henning would call the plays next season.
"Dan Henning is on a different side of this thing," Sparano said. "His experience that he brings to the table – not only for the team and the players, offensively, but even for me – this guy has been a head coach a few times and it gives me a great opportunity, a sounding board to kind of bounce things off of a little bit, too. It's been helpful that way.
"Getting a coach like Dan, and Paul (Pasqualoni), two coaches that way, to be able to come into this building to help our players, with the experience they have and the way that they form relationships with the players along the way, I think are really positives. That way there, you're not trying to coach the coach, so to speak. These guys have done it. They've been in some of these battles before, and it will be a little bit easier for us."
Here is the rundown of the Dolphins' new coaching staff:
Tony Sparano - Head coach
John Bonamego - Special teams coordinator
Todd Bowles - Assistant head coach/secondary coach
Steve Bush - Offensive quality control coach
David Corrao - Defensive quality control coach
George DeLeone - Tight ends coach
Karl Dorrell - Wide receivers coach
George Edwards - Inside linebackers coach
Dan Henning - Offensive coordinator
Steve Hoffman - Kicking coach
David Lee - Quarterbacks coach
Evan Marcus - Head strength and conditioning coach
Mike Maser - Offensive line coach
Paul Pasqualoni - Defensive coordinator
Dave Puloka - Assistant strength and conditioning coach
Jim Reid - Outside linebackers coach
Kacy Rodgers - Defensive line coach
James Saxon - Running backs coach
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GRIMSLEY OBIT: Sad news regarding former Dolphins linebacker John Grimsley, who died this week when in a shooting accident in Texas. Grimsley, who was 45, played for the Dolphins from 1991-93 and started 20 games at middle linebacker.