Gase will not only have the final say on the team's 53-man roster, but will also handle all of the play-calling duties on the offensive side of the ball.
The team explained that they wanted the "right leader" and "someone that could relate to the young players" and they found just that with someone close to them in age. Gase was OC with the Bears and Denver Broncos, now becoming the 12th coach in Dolphins' franchise history.
Miami reportedly interviewed seven candidates in six days, including the likes of Doug Marrone, Mike Smith, and Mike Shanahan, but decided to go with the young-gun to lead their team.
He becomes the fourth consecutive hire for Miami without previous head coaching experience, following Joe Philbin, Tony Sparano, and Cam Cameron. Gase says he is not worried about having the lack of experience as a head coach, citing him working in football since he was 18 years old.
The new Dolphins' coach is considered a "quarterback guru", working with the likes of Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, and Jay Cutler in the past. He has been known to reduce turnover numbers for offenses, which has been a key issue for the Dolphins. Gase will now add Ryan Tannehill to that list of QBs he has worked with, as they team up with the goal of ending the team's long playoff drought sooner rather than later.