Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was not kidding when he said the team would cast a wide net in their coaching search. After a day of constant updates with news of interviews being conducted, interviews being scheduled, and contact being requested, the Dolphins add another name to the 10 already linked to the club:
Miami has also requested permission from Bengals to interview Hue Jackson, source says. If granted, they could interview as early as Sunday.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 5, 2016
The Cincinnati Bengals are currently in the Playoffs, so the Dolphins, if granted permission, will have to wait until they are either knocked out, or, potentially, during the bye week before the Super Bowl.
Jackson has spent the last two seasons as the Bengals offensive coordinator, after a year as their running backs coach and a year as their secondary and assistant special teams coach. Before joining the Bengals, Jackson spent a year as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, directing them to an 8-8 season in 2011; he had been the team's offensive coordinator in 2010. Prior to his stint with the Raiders, Jackson spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens, a year as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, and three years as the Bengals wide receivers coach. He started his NFL coaching career with the Washington Redskins, working as their running backs coach from 2001 to 2002 and their offensive coordinator in 2003.
Prior to his move to the NFL, Jackson worked at USC, California, Arizona State, the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, Cal State Fullerton, and University of the Pacific.