Veteran NFL assistant coach Frank Bush joins Dolphins staff

MIAMI (AP) Veteran NFL assistant coach Frank Bush has been hired as assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the Miami Dolphins. Darren Rizzi was promoted Thursday to associate head coach while remaining special teams coordinator, and Chris Kuper was promoted to assistant offensive line coach. Bush has 32 years of NFL experience as a player, scout and coach. He spent the...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Darren Rizzi explains why Miami Dolphins are keeping footballs in freezer

Rizzi Darren Rizzi, the Dolphins’ assistant head coach and special teams coordinator, had this to say Thursday: On kicking when it’s single-digit temps: Says K balls (which kickers use) are hard to begin with. “There’s only so much you can do in this kind of weather. We actually put balls in the freezer, believe it or not, but five minutes later in this weather, they...
Via The Daily Dolphin
January 05, 2017

But, but, but … c’mon, Miami Dolphins’ Darren Rizzi, what about the headbutt?

Rizzi Darren Rizzi had to know the questions were coming. “So what happened?” a reporter asked as soon as he stepped to the microphones Thursday. “What happened with?” Rizzi said. As if he didn’t know everyone wanted his reaction to an incident late in Sunday’s Dolphins-Bills game in which a fracas broke out on an out-of-bounds play on the Miami sideline. Video showed...
Via The Daily Dolphin
December 29, 2016

Lou Anarumo to remain with Miami Dolphins as DBs coach

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Lou Anarumo, who was the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator for the final 12 games in 2015, will return to his former job as defensive backs coach. The team on Monday also announced several other members of new coach Adam Gase's staff. Darren Rizzi will be assistant head coach and will continue to coach special teams. Marwan Maalouf will continue as assistant...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi to be retained, all other assistants to be removed

New Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has a big job ahead of him, but the first thing that he needs to deal with is putting together his own coaching staff, and he seems to be taking his first step by actually retaining someone who was already in place. As first reported by Alex Marvez of, special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi will be staying with the team.​Rizzi, 45...
Via PhinManiacs
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell gets the Gatorade treatment

The Dan Campbell era began with an encouraging 38-10 win over the Tennessee Titans scoring the most points they have since the 2014 London matchup against the Oakland Raiders over a year ago. Although he sometimes looked flustered on the sidelines, and Darren Rizzi is to thank for much of the clock management and game-time decisions, Campbell was a leader for the Miami Dolphins and...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday at Dolphins practice: Tug-of-war and Michael Jordan

A change of culture is already occurring for the Miami Dolphins under new head coach Dan Campbell. Along with rearranging the locker room to group players by position, Campbell is instituting some interesting practice strategies.In his first practice, Campbell put his team through "Oklahoma drills," which instill toughness in players. On Monday, Campbell's second practice, Campbell...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Darren Rizzi promoted to assistant head coach

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi has been promoted to assistant head coach by interim head coach Dan Campbell. The change announced Monday is the latest on Campbell's staff. He was promoted last week from tight ends coach when head coach Joe Philbin was fired after the Dolphins' 1-3 start. Miami had a bye last week and plays Sunday at Tennessee...
Via Associated Press
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi promoted to assistant head coach

The coaching changes continue in Miami, as interim head coach Dan Campbell has decided to promote special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi to the position of assistant head coach. Rizzi will continue to coach the special teams as well.Rizzi, who has been with the Dolphins since 2009, was one of the candidates to be chosen for the intital interim head coach position after Joe Philbin...
Via PhinManiacs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins special teams focus on fundamentals

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami's mishaps on special teams last week against the Buffalo Bills taught the Dolphins a valuable lesson about the importance of that third phase of the game. It's not often that a team allows a blocked punt, a kickoff return for a touchdown and muffs a punt deep in its own territory. So Miami's special teams coordinator, Darren Rizzi, has made sure his unit had...
Via Associated Press
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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