The Dolphins are officially announcing Dowell Loggains as their new offensive coordinator today, but Clyde Christensen will remain on staff.
Christensen will take the title of Director of Football & Player Development, which will keep him heavily involved in practice, working with players and coaches and developing each week’s game plan.
When coach Adam Gase opted to bring in Loggains two weeks ago, he actively sought to keep Christensen on board and the two still have a great working relationship, a source said. Christensen, 61, is on board with the new arrangement because he enjoys working with Gase and liked the idea of being a mentor to Miami’s young players and coaches.
He will be a valuable resource to Loggains, who is 37.
Christensen was the offensive coordinator the last two seasons, though his role was to be an advisor to Gase. Gase retained control over play-calling and worked directly with the quarterbacks.
Miami was 28th in points scored and 25th in offensive yardage last season while going 6-10 and missing the playoffs.
The new job doesn’t sound drastically different for Christensen, who described his role this season as “Giving (Gase) some ideas and kind of manage the things underneath him, talk through some things… so he can focus on calling the game.”
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