Mike McDaniel has a lot of work to do to fix the Dolphins, plus Michigan’s rough offseason gets rougher

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The Miami Dolphins have a new coach: Mike McDaniel’s meteoric rise has landed him the top job in Miami.

McDaniel, who turns 39 next month, has had NFL stops in Denver, Houston, Washington, Cleveland, Atlanta and, for the last five seasons, San Francisco. He served as the 49ers’ run game coordinator from 2017-20 before being elevated to offensive coordinator this past season.

Since 2017, the 49ers rank:

11th in yards per rushSeventh in rushing touchdownsFourth in yards per rush against eight-man boxesSixth in explosive rush rate (rushes for 12+ yards)

On the other hand, last season, the Dolphins were:

31st in yards per rushTied for 24th in rushing touchdowns26th in…..

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