Miami coach search could impact Jets

An interesting scenario has emerged involving the open head coaching job with the Miami Dolphins, and it involves a Jets assistant.

According to a source close to the Dolphins, Miami might be interested in hiring the father and son combination of Marty and Brian Schottenheimer.

Marty Schottenheimer is currently the coach of the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are the favorites from the AFC to go to the Super Bowl. If San Diego loses on Sunday to New England, there is a good chance their coach, Marty Schottenheimer, will get fired. He has a very poor relationship with the team's GM, A.J. Smith.

If that does happen, the Dolphins will be interested in hiring him. But, according to the source, they would also want to hire Brian Schottenheimer as the team's assistant head coach/offensive coordinator. Brian is currently the Jets offensive coordinator.

But Brian wouldn't be just the assistant head coach in this scenario, but the future Dolphins head coach. Marty would coach the team for a couple of years, and then Brian would take over.

Brian actually interviewed for the Dolphins head coaching job early this week, and is considered a serious candidate for the job. But some in the Dolphins organization might consider him too young (33), so bringing him with his father for a couple of years, and then elevating him, might be a more comfortable scenario for the Dolphins.

Then again, the greatest coach in Dolphins history, Don Shula, became an NFL head coach at 33, so they know that can work as well.

Stay tuned.

Other candidates for the Dolphins job include former Atlanta Falcon coach Jim Mora, who reportedly had a tremendous interview with Dolphin owner Wayne Huziega this week. Former Jets coach Pete Carroll, currently the head coach at USC, is also a candidate, but he wants a piece of the team, and this demand might be too steep for Huzienga.

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