The NFL landscape is buzzing with rumors and interviews, as several teams search for a new head coach. The Miami Dolphins remain the only team to hire their new head coach, as they landed Adam Gase Saturday. Here's the latest from the coaching craziness around the NFL.
Browns expected to offer Hue Jackson
Cleveland appears to have found their man in Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and are expected to offer him the job, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Browns remain very focused on Hue Jackson in their head coaching search. Would not be surprised at all if they made a formal offer today— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 12, 2016
The 49ers and Giants are also rumored to be heavily pursing Jackson. Even if he doesn't end up in Cleveland, it looks like Jackson will be a head coach somewhere next season.
Bucs to pursue Nick Saban?
Fresh off his fifth national championship (one at LSU, four a Alabama), Nick Saban is expected to be contacted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about their head coaching vacancy, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The Glazer family had interest in Nick Saban in '12. He just won a national title. The #Bucs have an opening. Have to think they consider it— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2016
Saban's only head coaching stint in the NFL was with the Miam Dolphins from 2005-2006, posting a 15-17 record over his two seasons at the helm.
Koetter to be Bucs head coach by Wednesday?
Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was the leading candidate to take over the Bucs job as soon as Smith was fired, and he's expected to get the job very, very soon. As ESPN's Mark Dominik told Zig Fracassi on Sirius XM NFL radio, Koetter should have the job by Wednesday - assuming Saban doesn't have any interest in the job:
"I just don't think they want to change the system Jameis Winston plays in, because he did so well in it," Mark Dominik said. "And that's why I still think Dirk Koetter will end up being the head coach by Wednesday at the latest. [..] But I still think that Dirk Koetter will be the head, I don't think it's going to be Sean McDermott, I don't think it's coach Goodwin out of Arizona. Until they actually show me a name that I think 'Well, wait a second, that guy really might be the coach,' I get the sense that this is just trying to make sure they cover their bases, make sure they follow the Rooney Rule, and kind of take a quick peek around the league and get some information that you can't from other clubs. But I still think Dirk Koetter will be the head coach by Wednesday at the latest."
Mularkey still the favorite for the Titans job
The Titans still plan to interview several candidates, but still haven't scheduled any interviews with anyone other than interim head coach Mike Mularkey. That signals that Mularkey is the frontrunner to get the permanent job, reports Terry McCormick.
"If the Titans chose to keep Mularkey, making such a move would allow the club to retain Dick LeBeau and Ray Horton as part of the move. Also, even though Mularkey would install his offensive system, it still could make for a smoother transition for quarterback Marcus Mariota, rather than sending him back to square one with a completely new system."
Mularkey led the Titans to a 2-7 record after taking over for fired coach Ken Whisenhunt. He has a career coaching record of 18-37 with the Bills, Jaguars, and Titans.
Dan Campbell won't be back with Dolphins
Unsurprisingly, Dan Campbell will not return to the Dolphins' staff under new head coach Adam Gase, reports Rapoport.
Ex-#Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell received his release from the franchise yesterday, source said. Looking at opportunities elsewhere— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2016
Campbell took over as interim head coach for the Dolphins early this season and led them to a 5-7 record over their last 12 games.Back to the NFL Newsfeed