Mike Tice? MIKE TICE?

Mike Tice - SI.comSay it ain’t so Joe!  Mike Tice is headed down interstate 95 on Monday to interview for the vacant HC job of the Miami Dolphins.  Over the weekend, a story broke that Tice would be named the new HC by Wednesday of this week if the Jaguars had been eliminated.  They were on Saturday.  However, before you start throwing things at the computer, the “story” is still nothing more than a rumor.

According to the report, first covered in the local Minneapolis-St. Paul newspaper, persons close to Tice were 100 percent sure that Tice was/is going to be the Dolphins new man.  However, Tice was never interviewed, that the public new about anyways, prior to the playoffs ban on coaching interviews of teams still in the POs.  Yet, here we are one day after the Jags loss and Tice is on his way to Miami?

The popular favorite has been Tony Sparano from pretty much day 1, but there was a rumor early on that Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland had a dark horse candidate in mind and that there may in fact be a surprise in store.  Tice to his credit has 25 years experience in the NFL as both a coach and a player.  However, his stint in Minnesota was anything but brilliant.  Tice was even fined 100,000.00 for Super Bowl ticket scalping.  Ummmm, not the guy you want in Miami where a SB actually is held quite often.

As hard as I find it to believe that Tice has any real shot…he holds no connections to Ireland or Parcells…I also have seen enough over the last 12 years with the Dolphins to not rule anything out.  I will just keep my fingers crossed that Tice’s interview does not go very well.

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  • John White

    Brian, I doubt they hire Tice.  However, let me just say this – I’ve been watching the action out of Miami since the Tuna’s arrival with a critical eye.  I’ve liked everything i’ve seen so far.  But, if Tice is their choice as head coach, I won’t just be throwing something at my computer monitor but I’ll also be throwing a few barbs at Parcells and Ireland.

  • http://www.tedginnandtonic.blogspot.com Ted

    I think this is a mutual agreement. Parcells looks better for interviewing more people and making it look like we are doing a real coaching search rather than just hiring Tony Sparano. Also, it’s good for Mike TIce to get his name back in the hat for possible head coaching jobs, either this year or the next.

  • OrlandoNole

    I think its just a reporter in Minnesota throwing something against the wasll, if it sticks, great he got a scoop and now may get his name out there more. As far as Miami interviewing him, you just never know, it could be they bring him in as OC/Assistant HC and they may be planning on bring DC back in. He and Tice worked well in the past. Stranger things have happened.

  • http://www.Phinphanatic.com Brian Miller

    Yeah, I really think this is nothing more than someone wanting an opportunity to make some noise…in fact, Bill Parcells may have leaked this just to steer away the Sparano noise.  However, someone had to have heard something as Tice is at least being interviewed.