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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins have yet to make a hire for either an offensive coordinator or a general manager, but finding a quality offensive coordinator may be the toughest challenge facing the Fins in the offseason.

Miami’s head coaching situation is in a shaky shape. Head coach Joe Philbin has put together two less than inspiring seasons, running his career record to 15-17. While Philbin has the respect of owner Stephen Ross, if he doesn’t post a solid season in 2014, he’s likely out of a job.

The top young coaches know this and are likely hesitant to come into a situation that could blow up in less than a year. One of those coaches was Ben McAdoo who interviewed with the Fins on Tuesday and by Tuesday night had accepted a job with the New York Giants.

Another complicating factor is the Dolphins’ desire to use the West Coast offense. Philbin knows the West Coast system and believes in it, but that further limits Miaimi’s choices because several top name coordinators don’t use that system, according to ESPN.com.

The Dolphins could also use a coordinator with a strong record of developing quarterbacks like a Norv Turner or Rob Chudzinski. However, neither Turner nor Chud run a West Coast system.

The development of quarterback Ryan Tannehill will hold the fate of both the coach and coordinator. If Tannehill doesn’t develop in Year 3, a new general manager may determine it’s time to once again start over with a new quarterback, offensive coordinator, and head coach.

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