The Miami Dolphins are ramping up their hunt for a new head coach following the decision by former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to head to the St. Louis Rams. Miami had remained active following their initial interview with Fisher, but took three days off as the Fisher decision became imminent. Now, with Fisher in Missouri, Miami has had to start arranging interviews again.
Today, the Dolphins reportedly have an interview scheduled. However, no one has been able to ascertain the identity of today's "mystery" candidate. Speculation has suggested it could be Chicago Bears' special teams coach Dave Toub returning to conduct a second interview. All that is know, from a report by NFL.com's Jason La Confora, is that today's interview does not involve a "big name" in the "category of guys like Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher."
Meanwhile, the Dolphins are thought to be interested in interviewing the Denver Broncos' Mike McCoy. McCoy is currently serving as the Broncos' offensive coordinator, a position he has held since 2009. This year, with quarterback Tim Tebow and an option style offense, McCoy's system led the league in rushing. Prior to heading to Denver, McCoy served with the Carolina Panthers, working his way up from offensive assistant to wide receivers coach, to quarterbacks coach, and finally the passing game coordinator. He was with Carolina from 2000 to 2008. McCoy's interview could come as early as next week, depending on the outcome of tonight's playoff game between the Broncos and the New England Patriots.
The Dolphins are also thought to be considering giving Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer a second interview some time next week. According to La Canfora, Zimmer had a "strong interview" last week.
Along with Toub and Zimmer, the Dolphins have already interviewed their interim head coach Todd Bowles and the Green Bay Packer's offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.