NFL Coaching Rumors Roundup For Jan. 7th

The NFL landscape is buzzing with rumors and interviews, as several teams search for a new head coach. It's only a matter of time before the first team hires their new head man. The surprising fire of Lovie Smith by the Buccaneers has only added to the intrigue. Here's the latest from the coaching craziness around the NFL. 

Dolphins Interview Gase
The Dolphins confirmed they interviewed Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase today. 

Seemingly every team wants Gase. 

Bucs Swinging Big?
The Buccaneers decision to fire Smih came as a surprise to nearly everyone. With the team searching for a new coach, ESPN's Dan Le Batard says the Bucs are going to "swing big." The two names Le Batard mentions are Chip Kelly and Jon Gruden. Kelly wants to remain in the NFL, while Gruden hasn't coached since 2008. His last job was with Tampa Bay. 

Or Is It Koetter?
While Le Batard says the Bucs will go big, others suggest the Bucs are targeting an in-house candidate in current offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Ian Rapoport says Koetter is the top candidate and former Bucs GM Mark Dominik and Jason La Canfora think Koetter will get the job. The timing of the move, which came only after Koetter started to receive interest from other teams, indicates a Koetter hiring as well. 

Bengals DC Getting Interest
The Bengals have churned out several coaches in recent seasons, with OC Jay Gruden taking over in Washington and DC Mike Zimmer moving to Minnesota. The same might be true once again, as current OC Hue Jackson seems destined to return to the head coaching ranks. He's not the only coach getting interviews. 

Guenther is just 44 years old and has been a Bengals assistant since 2005. 

Only One Team To Set Up Interview With McDermott?
Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is a popular name for several job openings, as the Panthers' defense has been great this season. However, only one team has set up an interview. 

It would not be a surprise if McDermott ends up with more interviews. 

Shaw Doesn't Want 49ers Job
The 49ers reportedly had interest in Stanford head coach David Shaw, but that interest isn't mutual. The Mercury News reports Shaw has no interest in the 49ers' gig. 

Giants Interviewing Two More
The New York Giants are already interviewing coaches and two more names can officially be added to the list. 

Spagnuolo was a disaster as a head coach in St. Louis and it'd be a surprise to see him hired. Austin has a bright future and will likely be a head coach at some point. 

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