Dolphins want Saints' Carmichael
By Omar Kelly | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 26, 2008
MIAMI - The Dolphins are inching closer finalizing their coaching staff.
According to an NFL source, the Dolphins have offered the offensive coordinator job to Pete Carmichael Jr., who has spent the past two seasons as the Saints' quarterback coach, and New Orleans special teams coordinator John Bonamego has accepted the same position with the Dolphins.
Carmichael is credited for tutoring Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees in New Orleans and San Diego, and has worked with Saints head coach Sean Payton, a Bill Parcells protege.
He worked with new Dolphins coach Tony Sparano for two seasons, one in Washington and one in Cleveland. He has also spent four seasons working under former Dolphins coach Cam Cameron in San Diego from 2002-05.
If Carmichael accepts the job this will be his first time leading an offense at any level. Carmichael was considered for the same job under Cameron last year, but took his name out of the running.
Bonamego has coached nine seasons in the NFL and worked alongside Sparano in Jacksonville under then-Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin.
The Dolphins also hired former New Haven defensive coordinator Steve Bush, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard's Web site, Syracuse.com. He will be an offensive assistant for the Dolphins