Jeff Fisher interviews for Miami Dolphins’ coaching job
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Two days after the end of the NFL’s regular season, the courtship of Jeff Fisher appears to have officially begun. The first in a potentially long line of suitors: the Miami Dolphins.
According to multiple sources, the former coach of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans is in Miami interviewing for the Dolphins’ head coaching job. Fisher flew in to the team’s complex on owner Stephen Ross’ helicopter Tuesday morning, the Associated Press is reporting.
Fisher is believed to be the Dolphins’ top choice to replace Tony Sparano, who was fired with three games left in the season. But ESPN is reporting that Fisher already has an interview set up with the St. Louis Rams for later in the week. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars also are in the market for new coaches.
So competition is expected to be fierce for the services of Fisher, who spent 17 years as head coach of the Oilers/Titans and led the organization to its only Super Bowl appearance. He stepped down before the 2011 season after compiling a career record of 142-120.
Fisher, a former All-America wide receiver at Woodland Hills Taft High and a defensive back at USC, is the second person to interview for the Dolphins job, following interim coach Todd Bowles on Monday. Bowles led the team to a 2-1 record down the stretch.
Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub also has received permission to speak to the Dolphins about their coaching vacancy.
-- Chuck Schilken