The Miami Dolphins coaching search is under way. According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have already had internal meetings about whom they will target in their coaching search. The Dolphins are reportedly interested in reaching out to Bill Cowher and Jeff Fisher to see if they would be interested in the Dolphins Head Coaching vacancy.
According to Dan Marino, Bill Cowher is not currently interested in returning to coaching…but that can change when $7+ mil is thrown in your face. Fisher, meanwhile, is just a year removed from coaching. He would probably be the more likely option for the Dolphins, as Cowher would likely want control over personnel matters. Would Stephen Ross turn that type of power over to Cowher, even though he has already said that Jeff Ireland will return as GM? He’d probably have to if he wants Bill Cowher to be the Dolphins new coach.
The Dolphins are looking to make a splash with this head coaching hire, as their ticket sales are slumping and the team is undergoing it’s 3rd straight season of 9 losses or more. If you were wondering, that’s the worst 3 season streak of 9+ losses since the Dolphins were an expansion franchise in the 60’s. Ross and Ireland made it clear in their press conference earlier this week that they want an experienced coach.
Another interesting note from the Herald Report is that Brian Billick might be interested in the Dolphins head coaching job. Here’s an article on why Billick might be a good fit. We’d expect to hear of a number of other candidates popping up over the next month or so. Some other names the Dolphins might consider are Jon Gruden, Eric Mangini, Pete Carmichael, and Rob Chudzinski. Stay tuned Dolfans!