Oh how the internet it buzzing this morning. Armando Salguero said that Joe Philbin, according to a guest on his radio show this morning, will not be handed the keys to the Miami Dolphins. Leaving interim HC Todd Bowles and Denver OC Mike McCoy as the remaining candidates. Now, word is spreading from several people that Stephen Ross is in flight to Miami for what should be an announcement of the head coach sometime this afternoon.
After speaking with one of my sources, it appears that Dolphins are ready to announce Mike McCoy as the Dolphins next HC…although he cautions that no word from the top has officially been given. It does however make sense as if the report from Salguero’s show is correct McCoy would surely be the top candidate. He was flying back to Denver last night following an 8 hour interview with Ross and Ireland.
Yesterday reports from Chris Mortensen surfaced that the Dolphins were split three ways on the coaching candidates with Ross wanting Philbin, Ireland wanting McCoy, and Carl Peterson serving as an advisor tellilng Ross he should interview more people including Marty Schottenheimer and Brian Billick. Although that was never confirmed to be the case.
For now, we wait for official word out of Miami, but according to others on Twitter, the hiring of McCoy is only a matter of time as their sources are telling them it’s McCoy as well.