Report: Miami Dolphins to hire Jeff Fisher--or maybe not?
The Miami Dolphins will hire Jeff Fisher as their next head coach, ESPN radio is reporting. A news conference is expected to take place later today.
By landing Fisher, the Dolphins are grabbing arguably the top coach on the market. He served as the Tennessee Titans (formerly the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Oilers) head coach from 1994-2010 and compiled a 146-120 record and took the franchise to the Super Bowl.
If the deal is finalized, Fisher will replace Tony Sparano, who was fired this season.
By hiring Fisher, the Dolphins have landed the big-name coach they were looking for when they tried unsuccessfully to hire Jim Harbaugh last offseason. Harbaugh was successful in resurrecting the San Francisco 49ers this season.
Fisher takes over a Dolphins' team that went 6-10 this season, but finished 6-3 after starting 0-7. The team got promising play out of quarterback Matt Moore, who took over for the injured Chad Henne at the beginning of the season. The Dolphins also got a surprisingly strong season out of running back Reggie Bush, who ran for almost 1,100 yards.
Fisher was also pursued by the St. Louis Rams this offseason for their vacant head-coaching position.
Is this a good move for the Dolphins? How about for Fisher?