A strange two days in Miami have ended with the Dolphins not hiring Jim Harbaugh.
And they apparently won’t be hiring Jim Harbaugh.
Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Dolphins are keeping Sparano as the head coach.
The news comes amid increasing reports suggesting that Harbaugh would not be joining the Dolphins. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, for example, reported earlier tonight that Harbaugh “isn’t sold” on the Miami situation, and that he was “looking for reasons to look elsewhere.”
The end result, in our view, is embarrassment for a Dolphins franchise that allowed Sparano to twist in the wind while wooing his replacement. Apart from the egg that the team is now wearing on its face, the relationship between Sparano and G.M. Jeff Ireland likely has suffered irreparable damage.
Sure, they’ll say all the right things. But Sparano will never fully trust Ireland again.