Paul Pasqualoni Fired By Miami Dolphins

Ryan Maloney@ImRyanMaloneyContributor IIJanuary 12, 2010

MIAMI - 2009:  Paul Pasqualoni of the Miami Dolphins poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by NFL Photos)
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Former Syracuse Orange head football coach Paul Pasqualoni has been fired as defendive coordinator of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

From The Palm Beach Post Daily Dolphin Blog:

Based on numbers, the move shouldn’t be a surprise.

The Dolphins defense allowed 390 points, third-most in the AFC, and gave up an NFL-high 140 points in the fourth quarter.

The defense ranked 22nd in NFL and ranked 15th in the AFC in passing yards per play, 14th in total yards allowed per play.

Coach P served as the defensive coordinator with Miami for two seasons after spending two seasons as the linebackers coach of the Dallas Cowboys. He was also the Cowboys' tight ends coach in 2005.

He was the head coach of the Syracuse University football program from 1987-2004. He was the second-winningest coach in school history, compiling 107 wins over 14 seasons.