Armando Salguero wrote:
You're not really the head coach of the Miami Dolphins unless the Don blesses you.http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/https://twitter.com/search?q=don%20shula&src=typd
And new coach Adam Gase has that blessing, having met with former coach Don Shula at the Hall of Famer's Indian Creek Home this week.
"That was great," Shula told The Miami Herald Friday. "I like him. He's an impressive young guy. I enjoyed meeting and talking to him."
The feeling is mutual.
"It was an unbelievable experience," Gase said Friday. "That is when it really hit me that I was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, sitting there with coach Shula. He gave me very simple advice -- do it your way from the start. That's something that he did as a coach and he had a lot of success with. I was very appreciative to spend the afternoon with him."
Gase and Shula spent a couple of hours talking about life, South Florida living, and Dolphins football. And, yes, the winningest coach in NFL history with 347 wins says he shared some other advice that Gase, who has a 0-0 career head coaching record, can use.