A couple of days ago when we all found out that Tony Sparano had been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Dolphins the obvious big names started popping in people’s minds as the replacement for Tony. Now that a couple of days have settled, there are already a couple of reports of coaches who are planning on pass on the Phins should they be offered the gig. It is important to note that Jeff Ireland could possibly hold back the Dolphins in their coaching search as he would take away the power that a new potential head coach might be looking for.
Bill Cowher: Maybe the biggest A list coach on the market but however according to Dan Marino, he believes Cowher has no intention of returning to the sidelines. It was hard to picture Cowher could co-exist with Ireland anyways but at this point it would not be a stretch to say Cowher will not be taking any coaching positions in 2012.
Les Miles: Les made a statement made a statement to a CBS reporter (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/16453797) that he is not interested I the Dolphins head coaching position. Even though Les’s crazy ways have been rather successful in LSU, I am not certain he would have been a great fit with the Dolphins anyways.
Jeff Fisher: While Fisher hasn’t made any public comments on his availability or preferences in terms of coming back to the NFL, Tony Pauline reported that league sources have told him that Fisher might be in line to be the next head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
Something else to monitor is that Tony Dungy recently put out a video of head coaches he would consider for owners looking to fill a vacancy. The names on his list were Jay Gruden, Mel Tucker and lastly he highlighted Chip Kelly the head coach of the Oregon Ducks.
With all the new updates of the different coaching situations a dark horse name to look out for is Brian Billick. Billick did mention on one of his NFL Network programs you never know, when talking about the different vacancies around the league. Also note that Rob Chudzinski remains a hot name around the league.
It should be an interesting offseason for our Dolphinsno comments