Miami: Fisher out, Toub in?
With Fisher out, Bears' Toub in the mix for Dolphins job - chicagotribune.com
With Fisher out, Bears' Toub in the mix for Dolphins job
When Jeff Fisher took the Rams' job on Friday, it meant Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub is still alive in his bid to become the head coach of the Dolphins.
Toub interviewed for the job last week and is one of a handful of candidates now in the picture for the Dolphins, who were aiming to land the former Titans coach Fisher.
The Dolphins also have interviewed Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, interim head coach Todd Bowles and Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. NFL.com reported Saturday that Zimmer could be lined up for a second interview with the Dolphins. Miami also might want to talk to Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Even if Toub doesn't land the job, he could leave for another team beginning Monday. Toub is coming out of contract with the Bears and a 15-day period of exclusive negotiating rights for the Bears ends Monday. Toub isn't going to sign up for any job as long as he's in the mix in Miami. But if that door closes, he could leave the Bears. Toub's special teams unit finished third in the NFL in comprehensive rankings this past season.
It's not known if the Bears have laid groundwork for a new contract for Toub. The Bears are in the midst of a search for a passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach as well as an offensive line coach to work under new offensive coordinator Mike Tice.