Connect with us

Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins have its head coach to unlock quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa (#1) runs with football for Dolphins versus Falcons
Jasen Vinlove - USA Today Sports

The Miami Dolphins now have its head coach to unlock Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback.

Mike McDaniel, 38, has been hired for the job. Tagovailoa’s close circle at PER4ORM, a training facility in South Florida, gave McDaniel a ringing endorsement in the interview process. McDaniel was an intern for the Denver Broncos in 2005, but he’s been an offensive assistant in other stops in the National Football League. He has served as run game coordinator and offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers since 2017. McDaniel turned Deebo Samuel into a first-team All-Pro receiver in 2021.

Tagovailoa had an offensive mind in Brian Daboll during his freshman season at Alabama. Daboll helped the native Hawaiian account for 11 touchdowns in 2017, including three in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game versus Georgia.

RELATED: Mac Jones shines in his first Pro Bowl, gets most work in AFC’s victory

McDaniel becomes the fourth offensive mind to coach Tagovailoa, joining Daboll, Mike Locksley, and Steve Sarkisian.

He believes he can transform Tagovailoa into a star in the pros.

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

More in Tua Tagovailoa