Found December 12, 2011 on Miami Herald:
PLAYERS: Jeff Ireland
TEAMS: Miami Dolphins
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There they were late Monday afternoon, announcing the end of Tony Sparano’s career with the Dolphins and introducing Todd Bowles as an interim coach. There they were, discussing how the Sparano firing was a decision they made together. There they were, talking about how they will search together for the best available replacement.
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