The Miami Dolphins announced the completion of their seventh head coaching interview Friday afternoon with word that they team had interviewed Doug Marrone. Marrone spent the 2015 season as the assistant head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars after having been the head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2013 through 2014.
Marrone's interview follows the interview of Miami interim head coach Dan Campbell earlier in the day. The team has also interviewed former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, former Washington Redskins / Denver Broncos / Oakland Raiders head coach Mike Shanahan, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Buffalo Bills assistant head coach Anthony Lynn, and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
Marrone left the Bills after a 9-7 season in 2014, utilizing a three-day out option he had, then received his entire 2015 salary from the Bills. He seemed to expect to either receive a raise from the Bills, having just led them to their first winning season in 10 years, or walk into another head coaching job somewhere else in the league. Instead, he landed as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Jaguars.
This offseason, he is expected to be in demand, with several teams looking to interview him as a potential option to fill their respective head coaching vacancies. Marrone interviewed with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday and is scheduled to meet with the New York Giants on Saturday.