Dolphins fans react to hiring of new coach Mike McDaniel

Mike McDaniel, a Yale graduate who led the San Francisco 49ers' offense this past season, has been selected as the Miami Dolphins' next head coach.

The food was piping hot at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, where on Sunday, the talk was lukewarm over the Dolphins choosing Mike McDaniel as their new head coach.

McDaniel, 38, spent this past season as the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.

“I think it’s a very mediocre selection,” said Dan Johnson.

Fans question McDaniel’s ability to transfer winning potential to the Dolphins’ franchise.

“It could work out,” said Shanna Helminen. “He made (49ers quarterback Jimmy) Garoppolo look OK. Maybe he’ll make (Dolphins quarterback) Tua (Tagovailoa) look OK.”

There’s a mix of skepticism and optimism about the latest developments.

But everyone we spoke with felt the Dolphins were already in good hands under former head coach Brian Flores before his sudden firing.

“I don’t think he deserved to be fired,” Johnson said. “I think this will point to the fact that (owner) Stephen Ross needs to go.”


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Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.