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January 09, 2016

Report: Adam Gase to become Miami Dolphins' head coach

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The #GaseChase is over.

The #GaseChase is over, if that's even what you'd call it. According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, former Broncos and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase will be hired by the Miami Dolphins to be their next head coach.

Gase was the first "outside" candidate the Eagles interviewed who was not already part of their coaching staff. They had previously interviewed running backs coach Duce Staley and offensive coordinator / interim head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Gase interviewed last Tuesday for approximately eight hours, per reports. According to multiple sources, the Eagles came away with a favorable impression of Gase after their meeting. The Eagles seemingly weren't so impressed, however, that they were willing to quell their search elsewhere and aggressively try to lock him up.

Gase was thought of as a quarterback guru, as he helped make Tim Tebow look passable as an NFL quarterback, and he got career years out of both Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler under his watch. Gase also had an impressive resume with wide receivers, as we noted earlier this week.

The Eagles interviewed Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo on Thursday.

Looking ahead at the Eagles' head coaching search, Jeffrey Lurie and the gang are reportedly scheduled to meet with the Chiefs' Doug Pederson on Sunday, and surprise, the Eagles will meet with Tom Coughlin on Monday.

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