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Former Hawkeye Assistant new Miami Dolphins Head Coach

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Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has become the Miami Dolphins' seventh head coach in the past eight years.

The Dolphins announced the hiring Friday night and plan a news conference Saturday.

Philbin landed his first head-coaching job less than two weeks after his son drowned in a Wisconsin river. Philbin spent a week away from the Packers, then rejoined the team last Sunday for its divisional playoff loss to the New York Giants.

Philbin has been with Green Bay since 2003, serving as offensive coordinator since 2007. Coach Mike McCarthy called the plays, but Philbin put together the game plan.

The Dolphins' top choice, Jeff Fisher, turned them down a week ago to become coach of the St. Louis Rams.

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