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CMU offensive coordinator Charlie Frye leaving to become QB coach of Miami Dolphins


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Offensive coordinator Charlie Frye guiding the Central Michigan offense at Sept. 3 practice at the East Grass Field.

Central Michigan offensive coordinator Charlie Frye is leaving to become the quarterbacks coach of the NFL's Miami Dolphins. Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel first reported Frye's departure. The Dolphins officially announced the hire Saturday in a Twitter post. 



Frye was the offensive coordinator at CMU for two seasons, coming to the program with head coach Jim McElwain prior to the 2019 season. While with the Chippewas, he was the architect of the 2019 offense which averaged 435.2 yards per game, the best of any offense in the Mid-American Conference. The offense took a step back in 2020, struggling without an experienced quarterback. 

Under the direction of Frye, the Chippewas boasted a potent rushing attack. In 2019, both Jonathan Ward and Kobe Lewis ran for over 1,000 yards. In a shortened, six-game 2020 season, CMU was able to get two running backs over 400 yards rushing. 

Before coming to CMU, Frye was the wide receivers coach at Ashland University. He worked with McElwain at Florida, where McElwain was the head coach and Frye serving as his consultant and director of player development from 2015-17. Prior to his time at Florida, Frye was a quarterback coach at Nike's The Opening combine and served as the offensive coordinator at a pair of Florida High Schools. 

Frye is replacing Robby Brown, who was the Dolphins' quarterback coach for one season. Miami's offensive coordinator, Chan Gailey, resigned on Jan. 6. 

A team spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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