Former Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano will be calling the plays for the Jets offense next season.

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Brian Schotteneimer informed the team this week that he would not be returning in that role for New York next season, as he is interviewing for a head coaching job with other teams in the league. is reporting this is Sparano's first gig as an offensive coordinator:

The 50-year-old Sparano will be charged with improving an offense that finished 25th overall and further developing quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has been heavily criticized for not progressing as expected in his third season.

It is the first offensive coordinator job for Sparano, who was fired by the Dolphins last month after going 29-32 in three-plus seasons.