If you’re a Miami Dolphins fan, then you must be thrilled to know that team legend Jason Taylor is staying close to home.
According to Susan Miller Degnan of The Miami Herald, the Hall of Famer will now serve as the University of Miami’s assistant defensive coach, working side by side with the edge players, mostly DEs.
The Miami Herald has learned that Jason Taylor has been hired as the new Miami Hurricanes DE coach.
BREAKING NEWS: Miami Hurricanes hire Dolphins great Jason Taylor as DE coach to complete staff https://t.co/Qfsmfp7dHs @CanesFootball @MiamiDolphins
— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) March 2, 2023
Taylor will join Mario Cristobal’s staff to replace Rod Wright, who left to join DeMeco Ryans with the Houston Texans.
He served as a defensive analyst for the Hurricanes in 2022, and also comes with five years of experience as a defensive line coach and Defensive Coordinator at Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas High.
Needless to say, an NFL legend like Taylor sure knows one thing or two about playing defense, especially when it comes to putting rival quarterbacks on their heels.
Taylor would provide some much-needed insight, and he’ll be a natural fit because he already knows the coaching staff and the players, so this was a huge hire by the Canes.
By the time he retired, Tayor had left the league with the seventh most sacks ever (139.5), spending the first eleven years of his career with the Dolphins before some stints with the Washington Redskins (now Commanders), and New York Jets.
Now, the Canes have officially filled all positions from Cristobal’s staff after six coaches left the program in the offseason, and he’ll get to work closely with new Defensive Coordinator Lance Guidry, who joined them from Marshall to replace Kevin Steele.NEXT: Dolphins Coach Has A Very Strong Opinion About DeMeco Ryans