Dowell Loggains found a soft landing spot with a friend after being dismissed from the Chicago Bears.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday night that the Miami Dolphins are naming Loggains their new offensive coordinator, per a source informed of the situation.
Former OC Clyde Christensen is likely to remain with the team and transition to another role, per Rapoport.
The 37-year-old Loggains entered NFL coaching as a quality control coordinator for the Tennessee Titans in 2008. He was promoted to QB coach in 2010, and to offensive coordinator in 2012.. (Munchak lost his job in part because he refused to fire assistants, including Loggains.) Loggains spent one year as the Browns QB coach before joining Gase in Chicago.
Gase is expected to remain the play caller in Miami.
Loggains’ last two years in Chicago frustrated most Bears fans. His offense was characterized by conservative, unimaginative, unproductive play-calling. Clearly, Gase believes the ineptitude of Loggains’ offense had more to do with the lack of playmakers than the young coach’s faulty play design. The lesson once again: It pays to have friends in high places if you’re an NFL coach.