Marrone interviews with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) Doug Marrone on Friday became the third former NFL head coach to interview for the Miami Dolphins’ job.
The Dolphins also interviewed Dan Campbell, who led them to five wins in the final 12 games as interim coach. He is not expected to be retained, and Miami has now interviewed six candidates to replace him.
The Buffalo Bills went 15-17 with Marrone as coach in 2013-14, including 9-7 in his second year – one of their two winning seasons since 2000.
Miami has also met with former NFL coaches Mike Shanahan and Mike Smith. Other candidates interviewed have been Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and Bills running backs coach and assistant head coach Anthony Lynn.
At least one other assistant is on the Dolphins’ radar: Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who is expected to interview Sunday.
With the Bills changing ownership, Marrone stepped down in Buffalo after the team’s first winning season since 2004. He then interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Jets, Bears and Falcons but didn’t receive an offer.
This season Marrone was assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who went 5-11 but reduced their sacks allowed to 51 from 71 the previous season.
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