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Jets Hire Tony Sparano As Offensive Coordinator

The New York Jets have named Tony Sparano as their new offensive coordinator, the team announced in a tweet today.

Sparano had most recently served as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-11, however he was fired this season after a 4-9 start. Sparano had previously served as an offensive coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Jets offensive coordinator position became available when Brian Schottenheimer resigned last night. There have been some reports that the club had pressured Schottenheimer to either resign or find a new job elsewhere, as it was believed that the Jets front office wanted to bring in Sparano.

New York finished the season with an 8-8 record, which left them on the outside looking in of the playoffs for the first time in the Rex Ryan era. The Jets had previously been to two consecutive AFC Championship games.