With the Miami Dons still in the hunt for a new head coach, the first question most people will have to ask themselves is: What are they looking for?
The answers can range from a coach who will bring a lot of experience, to someone who will build a winning culture, or someone who has the ability to get to the top of the college game.
Here are five things you should know about the Miami recruiting class.1.
Who is recruiting?
The Miami Dolphins are still in a recruiting frenzy after they landed former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
The former Ohio States offensive coordinator is looking for a head coaching job, but the team is also in talks with the Miami Heat and several other teams.
Meyer also is reportedly a top candidate to replace John Elway.
The Miami Hurricanes’ recruiting class has already been announced, including five offensive linemen, a linebacker, a wide receiver and three defensive linemen.
Miami is currently recruiting the best receivers in the nation and are also working with the Florida Gators, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins.2.
How much money is it?
The biggest question surrounding Miami’s recruiting class is how much money it will make.
The Dolphins are set to receive around $100 million from the Big Five conferences to cover the salaries of five coaches, according to 247Sports.
This includes $30 million for the head coach.
Miami currently has two coaches, offensive coordinator David Shaw and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, who are currently under contract for the 2017-18 season.
Miami also has another coach in the mix, and the Dolphins could also be working with an offensive line coach or a defensive line coach.3.
How many coaches will Miami recruit?
The team is currently looking at three, but two are in the process of being hired.
Former Ohio State coach Meyer and offensive coordinator Manny Reyes are expected to be the candidates for the position.
Miami reportedly wants to bring in a defensive coordinator, while the Dolphins also want to bring back a coordinator who has experience with a wide variety of college football programs.4.
How big is Miami’s coaching staff?
Miami’s current coaching staff is reportedly larger than its previous ones.
The 2017 class of the Miami Hurricanes was the first in the school’s history to land an offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
In total, Miami has five current coaches.5.
What is the Miami coaching staff like?
Miami’s recruiting staff is the largest in the country.
There are currently more than 100 recruiting assistants and coaches in the program.
Miami has two assistants in the running to become head coach: offensive coordinator Diaz and defensive coordinators Brian Schottenheimer and Jeff Traylor.
The Miami Hurricanes have also recruited several current NFL coaches to join their coaching staff, including former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Greg Roman.6.
Can Miami land a big name?
The 2018 class of Miami’s offensive line has been one of the most talented in the SEC.
Miami’s wide receivers coach has also landed at the position, and former Clemson offensive coordinator Joe Cocker is also a candidate.
Miami was a finalist for the Miami-Ohio State national championship in 2019.7.
Who will be in charge of the Dolphins offensive line?
Miami will hire offensive line coaches for three coaches: defensive coordinator Diaz, defensive backs coordinator Manny Dominguez and offensive line assistant Kyle Ruggs.
There is also talk of offensive line recruiting coordinator Rob Ninkovich and offensive lineman Jake Locker being recruited to join the staff.8.
Can they hire all five coaches?
The Dolphins will likely need to hire three offensive line recruits for the 2018-19 season.
Offensive line coach Mike O’Neil, defensive line assistant Nick Rolovich and defensive line coaches Nick Dorman and James Ferentz are in contention to land the job.
The offensive line in 2018-2019 was one of Miami- Ohio State’s best units, ranking sixth in the ACC in rushing yards per game and sixth in scoring.
The offensive line is still very young, however, and recruiting could be a key factor for the team this fall.9.
What are some other things the Dolphins need to know?
The offensive coordinator position is a position that Miami will need to fill if it wants to compete in the NFL.
The team is still looking for someone to be its next offensive coordinator after hiring David Shaw in March.
Miami will also need to get more experience with offensive linemen.
The NFL is also looking for experienced offensive line assistants in 2018.
The top offensive line prospects are former Oregon State offensive line coordinator David Fales and former Wisconsin defensive line coordinator Brian Hill.10.
What does Miami need to do to get the best offensive line recruit?
Miami could use more experienced offensive linemen if it is to compete for a Super Bowl.
Miami needs to add depth at the offensive line, and there are several talented offensive line talents in the recruiting class,