Posted by Josh Katzowitz
For now, Tony Sparano remains the head coach of the Dolphins. But that hasn’t stopped Miami’s front office from flirting with other candidates.
The Miami Herald, citing multiple sources, writes today that the Dolphins have reached out to Bill Cowher and Jim Harbaugh to determine their interest in possibly taking over for Sparano.
The paper writes that Cowher backed away from the flirtation over issues of power – Miami wanted to keep its GM and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, while Cowher wanted to hire all his own assistants and choose the GM with whom he worked.
A contingent of Dolphins officials also watched the Orange Bowl on Sunday and liked what they saw from a Harbaugh-led Stanford Cardinal offense.
The Dolphins, I imagine, have a low probability of landing either of those coaches, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to try. Meanwhile Sparano, who’s been taking shots from his players recently, waits to learn his fate.
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