• Former BU kicker named Dolphins’ new GM

    Jeff Ireland — then and nowFormer Baylor kicker Jeff Ireland made headlines last week when he was introduced as the new general manager of the Miami Dolphins. (For a transcript and video of the press conference, click here.)

    Ireland lettered at Baylor from 1988-91 and still holds the school records for field goals made in a season (18) and career (45). After leaving Baylor, Ireland spent two years as a coach at North Texas, then worked as an NFL scout for over a decade before joining the Dallas Cowboys’ front office in 2005, where he helped mold this year’s NFC East champs as vice president of college and pro scouting.

    Ireland was hired by new Dolphins guru Bill Parcels and given a daunting task: to turn around the Miami franchise. The 2007 Dolphins narrowly avoided becoming the first team in NFL history to go 0-16; Miami picked up its lone victory of the season in week 15.

    Sic ’em, Jeff!

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