Report: Dolphins will interview OC Dowell Loggains for head coaching job
The Miami Dolphins, who still don’t have a head coach, are still interviewing people for the position.
Their latest interviewee? Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Dolphins are now looking into their own ranks to fill the position, which is still vacant after the Adam Gase firing.
In addition to looking into Loggains, associate head coach Darren Rizzi is also set to interview for the position:
While an opportunity awaits with the #Jets to be Adam Gase’s new OC, there is a bigger one first: #Dolphins OC Dowell Loggains will interview for Miami’s vacant HC job later today, sources say. … Meanwhile, associate head coach Darren Rizzi is interviewing this morning.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2019
If, for whatever reason, Loggains doesn’t take the top job in Miami, he’s reported to be following his former head coach Adam Gase to the Jets, and would most likely serve as the offensive coordinator in New York.
Dowell Loggains comes to the potential head coaching table with a lot of experience as an ancillary coach. In addition to being the current Dolphins offensive coordinator, he has previously been an offensive coordinator for the Titans and Bears, and a quarterbacks coach for the Titans, Bears and Browns.
Darren Rizzi, meanwhile, is a special teams coordinator for the Dolphins, as well as the team’s associate head coach. Rizzi has head coaching experience, too, though mostly at the collegiate level: he was the head coach of the University of New Haven Chargers football team from 1999–2001 and the Rhode Island Rams football team in 2008.
It is unclear when the Dolphins will make a decision about Darren Rizzi, Dowell Loggains, or any of the other potential candidates they’ve interviewed for the head coaching position, even though Adam Gase moved along to the Jets quite nicely.