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 MIAMI (AP) -New York Giants assistant offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo was hired Thursday as offensive line coach of the Miami Dolphins to replace Mike Maser, who was fired a day earlier.
DeGuglielmo spent the past five years as assistant offensive line coach for the Giants, who won the Super Bowl last season and led the NFL in rushing in 2008. Guard Chris Snee and center Shaun O'Hara were selected for the Pro Bowl this season.
DeGuglielmo and Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano worked together from 1991-93 at Boston University, where Sparano was offensive coordinator and DeGuglielmo coached the offensive line. DeGuglielmo also coached at South Carolina and Connecticut.
year ago and led the turnaround from a 1-15 record in 2007 to 11-6 and a playoff berth in 2008.
The offensive line is considered one of the Dolphins' weakest areas, despite the addition of tackle Jake Long, the first overall pick in the 2007 draft. Miami struggled to run consistently from its base offense this season.
Maser has been an NFL offensive line coach for 14 seasons. He was out of football in 2007, but was the first assistant hired by Sparano last year.
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