Phins Look To Lose Harbaugh To SF

The Miami Dolphins apparently tried but ultimately failed to land one of the top coaching prospects from the pool of availables. Citing multiple reports from around the Internet, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is set to sign on to coach the San Francisco 49′ers.

No announcement from the team has been made official but several local papers are reporting that the 49′ers will announce the deal sometime Wednesday or Thursday. Tonight, the 9′ers officially hired Trent Baalke as General Manager. Baalke was the VP of Player Personnel for the team. According to those same reports, the sides had been talking throughout the week and will officially meet tomorrow.

Another indicator is that the 49′ers are rapidly trying to interview Oakland OC Hugh Jackson presumably to fill the NFL’s Rooney Rule requirements. Jackson is expected to actually be named the HC of the Oakland Raiders who fired Tom Cable this evening.

For the Dolphins, the tables seem turned and Tony Sparano looks more and more likely to stay for another season. Earlier tonight Jeff Darlington reported VIA Twitter that Jon Gruden was no longer an option to take over the team and yesterday Bill Cowher was off the table due to the desire of Stephen Ross to keep Jeff Ireland in place.

Now, if the Harbaugh rumors are true, the Dolphins are left with very little options for HC and will likely retain Tony Sparano. Unfortunately it will be as an afterthought.

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  • Ron G

    I don’t Harbaugh think he is really interested in any AFC team, but rather just using them for leverage. Like the Mannings, I think he and his brother would prefer to be in separate conferences therefore having to go head-to-head less often. And thank goodness Gruden’s not in the picture. I’d rather keep Sparano if he’s the only option.

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  • Dolphins are sinking

    well, if Mr. Ross Retains, Ireland and Sparano… they probably also retain Hennings… if this is the case, I am giving up on the Dolphins over almost 20 years of mediocrity is enough, this year was horrible.

  • Jimbo 2

    Don’t know who this Brian Miller is that supposedly wrote this, but he’s false. What “local area newspapers” are reporting this? If it’s truly reported in real newspapers, it would come up when googling “Jim Harbaugh is set to sign on to coach the San Francisco 49′ers”

    All that coms up are things like “Harbaugh is the 49ers top candidate”, etc. Not one hit from an “official newspaper” comes up, nor with any storyline like the one you present.

    Whoever you are, Brian Miller, you’re spewing forth garbage. Knock it off.

    • bahamas

      Jimbo, you need to relax my friend. Brian aka Tx is one of the best sources of communicating new Dolphins News to the rest of us.
      We are all on the same page, you just need to switch to decafe.

  • imawriterrobj

    Fellow Dolphans…
    having had the (mis)fortune of being forced to watch Titan’s games here in the Nashville area, I can only wish fervently that TN retains him. If you think Tony is conservative, just count the # if field goals Bironas attempts every year.
    Fisher throws certain players under the bus at a moment’s whim (McNair gave body and soul to the Titans, and due to contract problems was rewarded by being kicked out of the training room). This year, it was Crumpler, Scaife, and others, basically to save his job.
    Bud Adams is a VY man, so I fully expect Fisher to get the ax, as his record over the last 8 years is barely over .500. in addition, his last 2 years have included 6 game losing streaks.
    The local press considers him arrogant. He managed to get his former GM Floyd Reese fired in a power struggle, and would be at war with ireland.
    I will hate to see him here.
    His major contribution to the NFL was getting the league to institute the “Patriots rule”..that is, the 5 yard no hands on the receiver, after the Patsies manhandled (literally) the Titans receivers in a playoff game years ago.
    He is the definition of over-rated, and would bring “boring ball” to Miami.
    Haven’t we had enough of that?
    Sorry for being so long winded.

  • glenn

    Why are we keeping Jeff Ireland? He’s MORE responsible for this mess than any other person in the dolphins organization. FIRE JEFF IRELAND!@@@$#!@