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Who is Marion Hobby, the Miami Dolphins’ defensive line coach under Brian Flores?

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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores has hired Marion Hobby as his defensive line coach. Here’s what you need to know about Hobby:

Age: 52.

Years coaching in NFL: 4.

Previous stops (and titles): Jacksonville Jaguars (defensive line coach, 2017-2018; New Orleans Saints, 2006-2007).

Notable players coached: Calais Campbell, Will Smith.

Quick thoughts: Hobby, a former third-round pick in the 1990 draft out of Tennessee, spent three years in the league as a player before shifting to coaching. He has spent most of his coaching career in the college ranks, highlighted by three years as defensive coordinator at Duke and six as the co-defensive coordinator at Clemson. He also coached the defensive line at both of those stops. The Jaguars’ defensive line was one of the best during Hobby’s first year in Jacksonville in 2017, with four players having at least eight sacks each, led by Calais Campbell’s 14.

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Adam Beasley has covered the Dolphins for the Miami Herald since 2012, and has worked for the newspaper since 2006. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and has written about sports professionally since 1996.
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Jordan McPherson covers the Miami Marlins and high school sports for the Miami Herald. He attended the University of Florida and covered the Gators athletic program for five years before joining the Herald staff in December 2017.