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Dolphins hire new head coach

The Miami Dolphins named Tony Sparano their new head coach on Wednesday. Sparano's hiring is the latest in a string of shakeups designed to turn around the failing franchise.

Sparano's last job was as the Dallas Cowboys Assistant Head Coach.  He takes over a team that won just one game last season.  Sparano helped Dallas post a 13-3 record this year.  He says he plans to give South Florida "plenty" to cheer about.

"I don't really care what happened in the past," he said. "That isn't my concern.  My concern is what's happening today, right now as we're standing here.  We're going to surround our players with outstanding teachers, outstanding coaches and we're going to work them as hard as we can work them.  At the end of the day we hope that that's going to be good enough."

Sparano's only head coaching experience was at New Haven college in Connecticut, where he was Head Coach from 1994 to 1998.  While there his team was NCAA Division 2 runner-up in 1997.

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