Dolphins hire defensive line coach Terrell Williams

BY foxsports • February 5, 2015

After just one month on the job with the University of Florida, defensive line coach Terrell Williams is returning to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in the same capacity.

Williams, 40, was the defensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders from 2012 to 2014. He replaces Kacy Rodgers who has moved on to become the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.

Under Williams, the Raiders' defensive line ranked in the middle of the pack in several categories including 12th in the league in yards allowed per game (357.6) and they were eighth in yards allowed per rush (4.0). However, they also struggled in their rush defense, ranking 22nd with 119.4 yards allowed per game, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second-to-last in the NFL with just 22 sacks.

The Raiders finished with a 3-13 record after going 4-12 in 2013. Head coach Dennis Allen was fired after the Dolphins defeated them in London to drop their record to 0-4.

In Miami, Williams will have more talent to work with including Pro Bowler Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon, Dion Jordan and Earl Mitchell. Starting defensive tackle Jared Odrick will soon become a free agent as well.

Florida replaced Williams with former Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

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