Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase was hired Saturday as the Miami Dolphins' ninth coach since 2004, and he'll try to end the team's seven-year playoff drought.
Gase was the NFL's hottest coaching candidate among assistants, and at 37, he becomes the league's young coach. He also interviewed with the Eagles, Browns and Giants and had been considered the front-runner for the Dolphins job.
The Dolphins chose him after interviewing six other candidates.
“We did exhaustive research on all of the candidates ahead of time, and conducted thorough and detailed interviews with each person,” owner Stephen Ross said in a statement. “In the end I was...