Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reports according to a source with knowledge of the situation, intermediaries of the Miami Dolphins have contacted people close to NFL on CBS analyst Bill Cowher about coaching the team.
Everyone will deny this because no one wants to admit they are looking to fill a job that’s already filled. In this case, the job of Tony Sparano. The Dolphins issued a statement to CBSSports.com declining comment.
Even more, Jaon Cole of Yahoo Sports had this to say about the Dolphins’ coaching job attracting Cowher and ESPN Night Football analyst Jon Gruden:
Both Cowher and Gruden have quietly planted seeds that they would like to return to coaching and are more than open to listening to an offer from Miami owner Stephen Ross.
According to two sources in and around the team, former Dolphins quarterback and current CBS studio analyst Dan Marino has been telling Dolphins management that Cowher, an analyst partner, is geared up for a return. Cowher is also close with Ross confidant Carl Peterson.
As for Gruden, he was in Miami for a Monday night game in the opening week and told more than a few folks that he’ll be ready to go next offseason.