Mike McDaniel, the man who has led the San Francisco 49ers' high-powered offense for the last few years, is now the man in charge in Miami - he was recently introduced as their new head coach.

While normally we wouldn't really care about what the heck the Miami Dolphins are doing here in Colorado, we do now because their new coach just happens to be from Greeley, Colo. That's where he was born and lived for a few years before his family moved to Aurora where he graduated high school from Smoky Hill High School in 2001.

When Mike McDaniel was 10 years old, he went to Broncos training camp back when it was held in Greeley and lost his beloved Broncos hat. He cried. That little incident about 25 years ago started his passion for football and now it's culminated in him being a first-time head coach in the NFL. How cool is that?


He was actually first brought to the NFL by Mike Shanahan back in 2005 as an intern. Since then, McDaniel has had stops in Houston - where he was an offensive assistant under former Broncos quarterback and Super Bowl-winning head coach Gary Kubiak - as well as stints in Washington, Cleveland, Atlanta, and finally San Francisco as their run game coordinator/offensive coordinator for the last couple of years.

Now, he's in charge of his own team, the Miami Dolphins. Good luck Mike, we're all pulling for you to do great and win a lot of games...unless you're playing the Broncos.

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