Coaching staffs of Dolphins, Lions to work Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. -- Coaching staffs from the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions will work the Senior Bowl on Jan. 30.

Miami's Tony Sparano and his staff will coach the South. Jim Schwartz and other Lions personnel will handle the North.

It's the fourth time the Dolphins have coached in the Senior Bowl and first since 1994.

"My staff and I are looking forward to coaching in the Senior Bowl," Sparano said. "The Senior Bowl's outstanding track record and history of developing players for the National Football League is well-known and we're excited to have the opportunity to work with these young players in preparation for the next stage of their careers."

This will mark the eighth time the Lions have worked the game, the last in 2003.

"I've been a part of two staffs that have coached at the Senior Bowl and found both experiences to be exceptional," Schwartz said.

The game features only senior college players eligible for the draft. The Lions currently have 21 former Senior Bowl players and drafted four last year. Miami has 14 former Senior Bowl participants.

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