The Dolphins have been linked with several head coaching candidates in the last 24 hours and they’re reportedly getting the interview process going on Monday.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that former Falcons head coach Mike Smith is interviewing with the team. Smith was let go by Atlanta at the end of the 2014 season and was out of the NFL this year, although his name did come up in conjunction with the defensive coordinator opening created when they fired Kevin Coyle during the season.
Smith went 66-46 in seven years as the head coach in Atlanta. The Falcons went to the postseason in four of his first five years and advanced to the NFC championship game in 2012. They lost that game 28-24 to the 49ers and went 10-22 over Smith’s final two seasons on the job.
During a Monday press conference, Dolphins executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum said the team would look in all directions for a permanent replacement for Joe Philbin. Mike Shanahan is expected to interview on Tuesday and Bills running backs coach/assistant head coach Anthony Lynn is reportedly set to meet with the team on Wednesday.