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Dolphins give Parcells 4-year VP contract

December 21, 2007

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— A week ago, Wayne Huizenga seemed poised to sell his beloved Miami Dolphins and abandon his long quest for a Super Bowl title.

Scratch those plans.

Huizenga brought in Bill Parcells instead, giving him the task of restoring Miami's lost luster.

Miami signed Parcells to a four-year contract Thursday as executive vice president of football operations, a fancy title meaning he'll oversee "anything that has to do with football, directly or indirectly," said Huizenga, the Dolphins' owner.

Simply put: Parcells is in charge.

"He's got the ultimate responsibility," Huizenga said.

The two-time Super Bowl champion coach will report directly to Huizenga, whose affinity for big-name help now has led him to a 66-year-old former coach of four NFL clubs who owns a home in South Florida and now has a job there, too.

"I'm honored to join such an illustrious franchise as the Miami Dolphins and to work for one of the best owners in the league in Wayne Huizenga," Parcells said. "He shares my same commitment to winning, and I told him I would do everything I can to help turn around the team's fortunes."

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