November 30, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Dolphins fire offensive coordinator Bill Lazor
The Miami Dolphins' coaching staff, run by interim coach Dan Campbell, will no longer employ ineffective offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Campbell fired him. He promoted quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor to play-calling duties, but didn't give him the coordinator job. Phil McGeoghan has been promoted to receivers coach from assistant receivers coach. Taylor is in his fourth season with the Dolphins and his third as the team’s quarterbacks coach, having been named to that position on January 30, 2013. Taylor originally joined the organization as the team’s assistant quarterbacks coach on January 30, 2012. Taylor joined the Dolphins from Texas A&M University, where he served as the offensive graduate assistant and tight ends coach. He spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being signed as an undrafted college free agent on April 29, 2007. He then joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in the fall of 2007. The 2006 Big 12 Player of the Year as a quarterback at Nebraska, Taylor passed for more than 2,700 yards on the season and led the Cornhuskers to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game. McGeoghan is in his fourth season with the Dolphins after being named assistant wide receivers coach on February 4, 2012. He joined Miami after spending three seasons (2009-11) as the wide receivers coach at the University of South Florida. In 2008, McGeoghan worked as the offensive coordinator for the Naval Academy Prep School, which oversees the professional and athletic development of midshipmen and cadet candidates. McGeoghan returned to his alma-mater, Maine, in 2007 as an assistant coach with responsibilities over the tight ends and wide receivers. McGeoghan (pronounced muh-GAY-gehn) played in the NFL for four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets, in addition to playing in NFL Europe for the Berlin Thunder after a successful career as a wide receiver at the University of Maine (1998-2000). Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.