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With Tony Sparano fired by the Dolphins on Monday the Bills will be looking at a different head coach on the opposite sideline Sunday.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross named secondary coach Todd Bowles as interim head coach of the club Monday.
“This was a very difficult decision, but I believe it is in the best interests of the Miami Dolphin organization to make this change at this point in time,” said Ross. “The current situation was not fair to both Tony and the team – it was a distraction to everyone and put them all in a very difficult situation. We need to start the process right now to begin the steps needed to return the Dolphins back to one of the elite teams in the NFL.
“I know that Todd will do an outstanding job – he is respected by the players and by everyone in the Dolphin organization. I am confident that Todd, the rest of the coaching staff and the players will continue to show the same dedication and work ethic they have displayed all year to finish the season strongly...
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Stephen Ross priority is to hire a star coach, and money will not be an impediment, an associate said.
Stephen Ross’ priority is to hire a star coach, and money will not be an impediment, an associate said.
Another year, another awkward press conference starring Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Last winter, Ross sat next to Tony Sparano and G.M. Jeff Ireland to try to explain to the media why it made sense to give Sparano a contract extension despite openly going after Jim Harbaugh for the team’s head coach. (The picture of that…
Tony Sparano has been fired as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the third dismissal of an NFL coach in the past two weeks.
The move came Monday, one day after the Dolphins lost to the Philadelphia Eagles to fall to 4-9. The defeat ended a recent surge by the Dolphins after they lost their first seven games.
With two other teams already in the market for a new coach, owner Stephen Ross...
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross set the bar high when discussing the caliber of a coach he wants to replace Tony Sparano.
DAVIE, FL Tony Sparano was fired Monday as headcoach of the Miami Dolphins. The only shock was that it took so long.
Now, Dolphins fans anxiously wait to see if general manager Jeff Ireland loseshis job.
Ireland should be the next to go so that the Dolphins' house-cleaning and roadto redemption will be made complete. But apparently that's not going to happen.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has made no concrete, irreversible decision on Tony Sparanos future, and the manner in which the Dolphins play this seasons final month will stamp that fateful call, people with knowledge of the situation said this week.
MIAMI - Getting a jump on the team's search for a new coach, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross fired Tony Sparano on...
With two other teams already in the market for a new coach, owner Stephen Ross apparently didn't want to wait any longer to start shopping.
Even before the Miami Dolphins fired Tony Sparano Monday, names of potential successors were being bandied about. Bill Cowher? Jeff Fisher? Jon Gruden? "I'd like to find a young Don Shula if that's possible," owner Stephen Ross said. Shula turns 81 next month, which rules out that option.