Miami Dolphins Hire Bill Lazor as Offensive Coordinator

Brian RichieContributor IIIJanuary 15, 2014

LANDOVER, MD - 2006:  Bill Lazor of the Washington Redskins poses for his 2006 NFL headshot at photo day in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Getty Images)
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The Miami Dolphins have hired Bill Lazor as the new offensive coordinator, according to a report by James Walker of ESPN.

The hiring of Lazor concludes an eight-day search for Mike Sherman's replacement, who was fired on Jan. 6.

Lazor, 41, spent last season as the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

After having tremendous success working with Nick Foles in Philadelphia this season, the Dolphins are hoping Lazor can similarly aid Ryan Tannehill in his development.

After filling in for injured Michael Vick, Foles threw for 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 10 starts this season under the direction of Lazor.

Lazor's offensive experience is extensive, and it includes stints in both the NFL and in college. Prior to his stop in Philadelphia, Lazor was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Virginia from 2010 to 2012.

When Lazor arrived in Virginia, the Cavaliers were coming off a terrible offensive season, ranking dead last in the ACC in total offense (269.6 yards per game). In Lazor’s first year they were ranked third in the ACC in total offense (404.8 yards per game) and in his second year they were fourth (399.8 yards per game).

Before his stint in Virginia, Lazor worked as the quarterbacks coach of the Seattle Seahawks (2008-09) and the Washington Redskins (2006-07).

Lazor was one of the Miami Dolphins' early interviews, along with former Green Bay quarterbacks coach and rumored Miami leading candidate Ben McAdoo, who was named offensive coordinator of the New York Giants on Tuesday, according to a report by ESPN.