Miami Dolphins promoting George Godsey, Eric Studesville to co-offensive coordinators: Reports

Joe Schad
Palm Beach Post
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George Godsey, Dolphins tight ends coach. [Miami Dolphins]

After an exhaustive search, Dolphins coach Brian Flores decided to promote two internal candidates to co-offensive coordinator.

Tight ends coach George Godsey and running backs coach Eric Studesville will be promoted, according to multiple reports, including NFL Network and ESPN.

Godsey has been a play-caller in the NFL, with Houston. Godsey also worked closely with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the sideline during games last season.

Studesville has not been a play-caller before but has coached running backs for the Bears, Giants, Bills and Broncos. He's also been interim head coach and assistant head coach in Denver.

Flores had two offensive coordinators — Chad O'Shea and Chan Gailey — in his first two years as Dolphins' coach. 

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It is unknown exactly what type of offense Godsey and Studesville will operate, and how involved new quarterbacks coach Charlie Frye will be in offensive scheme design.

It's was also not immediately known who will call the plays. Both coached called plays for Miami at the recent Senior Bowl.

Flores considered at least four other coaches. Matt Canada was promoted by the Steelers. Mike McDaniel was promoted by the 49ers. Pep Hamilton was hired by the Texans. Tony Elliott decided to stay at Clemson.

The Dolphins offense seemed to have the most success last season when it allowed Tagovailoa to use tempo, and when it incorporated some of the run-pass offensive plays the quarterback executed at Alabama.

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