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Vic Fangio lured away a former coach from his stint in Denver, who fled his previous job.

Renaldo Hill, the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers, joined Fangio’s staff with the Miami Dolphins.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news. Schefter tweeted, “Chargers’ DC Renaldo Hill is leaving LA to reunite with Miami defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and become the Dolphins defensive pass-game coordinator, per source. Hill was Fangio’s top target and out of respect to his former boss, Chargers’ HC Brandon Staley allowed his defensive coordinator to leave LA for Miami.”

Hill was a former assistant on Fangio’s coaching staff when he coached for the Denver Broncos. Brandon Staley, of course, coached under Fangio as well both in Denver and with the Chicago Bears. So because of that, as Schefter reported, there was a respect factor at play. That factor loomed large enough for Hill to make a big move.

Renaldo Hill formerly played in the NFL from 2001-2010. Hill played for the Arizona Cardinals, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He previously starred at Michigan State and is a Detroit native. Hill played for the Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, Dolphins, and Broncos. He debuted as an NFL coach with the Dolphins in 2018 before going to Fangio’s staff in the Mile High.

[Adam Schefter]

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