Report: Tony Sparano to Stay as Coach of the Dolphins


Despite another season of not making the postseason, it appears that Tony Sparano is sticking around as head coach of the Dolphins. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports Dolphins consultant Bill Parcells has convinced Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to keep Sparano as coach for 2011.

NFL Network reporter Mike Lombardi reported on Inside the NFL on Wednesday night that the Dolphins will keep Sparano, but likely will hire a new offensive coordinator to replace Dan Henning. Lombardi stated “things could change with a bad loss in New England, but for right now, Tony Sparano is due to stay.”

Lombardi mentioned Gary Kubiak as a potential candidate for the offensive coordinator job if he’s fired by the Houston Texans. He also mentioned former Denver coach Josh McDaniels, who traded Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins this past offseason.

Sparano was asked by Boston-area reporters if he expects to coach the Dolphins next season. “That’s a question for somebody else, not for me right now,” he said. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier this week that Sparano is expected to be fired after the Dolphins season ends Sunday.


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