Rhode Island Head Coach Darren Rizzi added to Fins staff

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  1. Nublar7

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    cool. weird that he would step down. oh well our gain.
     
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    Yea, I can't imagine a head coach that wants to be a kickers coach.
     
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    thanks nublar, parcells' history with kickers is dicey. its an important part of the game and i hope fields and carpenter fit well with rizzi
     
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    cool, being from rhode island and all. cant say i know much about the guy though
     
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    Probably an upgrade from URI. Like Chip Kelly taking the OC job at Oregon after being the head guy at UNH.
     
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    I don't think it is that surprising. The guy probably sees himself as a NFL coach and if he has a chance to make the jump to the pro game, he has to start somewhere.

    Last year Jim Reid resigned as the Virginia Military Institute's head coach to become our Inside Linebackers coach. Steve Bush resigned as a high school head coach to become our Offensive Quality Control coach.

    Even though these guys left head coaching jobs for, lets be honest, hardly glamorous NFL jobs, it is a good step in their coaching careers. It is probably easier to become a future NFL coordinator if you have NFL experience and not coaching a high school team or a lower level football college.
     
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    Well the only thing is that going from college HC to NFL OC is better than becoming the Assistant to the ST coach.
     
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    Reading some of the quotes, it sounds like their Athletic Director was thrown for a big surprise with this news. Hopefully we are getting a pretty good coach and it looks like he could be an upgrade over Hoffman.
     
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    Love him just for his first name :-D.

    Seems to have some intensity too.
     
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    he worked for the rhode island rams.. who wouldnt take that job more money plus you get to coach for the F****N DolphinS!
     
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    Wasnt the Ravens Headcoach a ST coach for the Eagles?
     
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    I go to URI, we STINK. Good for him though,i believe he was in his first or second year here. GO RHODY RAMS!
     
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    Rizzi is a long time friend of Sparano's who hired Rizzi at New Haven way back in the early 90's. I suspect Tony thinks he's an up and coming coaching prospect, sort of like the Mangini to his Belichek (Except that Mangini ended up just being a big bafoon).
     
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    I was the sports editor of the URI newspaper last year and I interviewed Rizzi when he got hired. He was a really nice guy and when I mentioned that I was a Dolphins fan he told me that he was really good friends with Sparano. In college, Sparano was a really awesome tight end for URI.
     
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    nice write. like the personal touch.
    Sparano has learned from Parcells to keep it in the family. Makes for a more coherent & harmonious coaching environment.
    Looks good to me.:D
     
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    Going from High School coach to any position in the NFL, even if it's waterboy, is a great move!:lol2:
     
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    Consider the ages of our coordinator's and its obvious we need heir-apparents.
     
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    I don't know much about him, but he seems like a good guy.
     
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    If the phins really wanted to do it right; they'd hire Urban Meyer as ST co-ordinator or even better Frank Beamer (from Va Tech).

    If it it were Beamer then the phins would have the inside track on landing Michael Vick here in a few months. Further, Bill, Jeff, & Tony wouldn't need to draft Pat White for the Wildcat.
     
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    i think they made the right choice with rizzi. I wish him the best of luck.
     
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    Don Parcells welcomes Mr. Rizzi to the family.
     

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