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Dolphins interviewing coordinator Dowell Loggains Friday for vacancy

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You read that headline correctly. The odd coaching search of the Miami Dolphins took another twist on Friday morning. That’s when, it was reported that last year’s offense of coordinator, Dowell Loggains, will get a shot to talk to GM Chris Grier and owner Stephen Ross about replacing his former boss Adam Gase.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport had the info first:

Gase was hired by the New York Jets on Wednesday and there has been much speculation and reporting in the Miami and the New York media that Loggains (shown celebrating the “Miami Miracle” TD above with Gase) would be joining him in New York.

So, is this sudden move to talk to Loggains part of an original plan by the Dolphins to seriously consider him, as head coach? Or, is it potentially a preemptive move to keep him from joining Gase and go against the Dolphins in the future?

The Dolphins also intend to interview special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi for the job and that may be also on Friday, or this weekend.

As we wrote on Thursday, it appears that the Dolphins, who are one of two teams along with the Bengals still seeking a head coach, are costing themselves and almost  aimless in their approach.

The Fins have already talked to Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Cowboys defensive assistant Kris Richard and Patriots defensive coach Brian Flores. The educated speculation is: that Flores is the front-runner and that Miami will go back to a defensive-minded coach after hiring two offensive coordinators as their previous head coaches.

That’s what makes the news of the interview of Logagains even more curious.

Loggains came to the Dolphins after having served, as the offensive coordinator for two years in Chicago under John Fox. He had replaced Gase in that role, when Gase took the Dolphins job in 2016. Loggains had previously been the quarterback coach of the Browns and also offensive coordinator for the Titans.

Gase has repeatedly spoken highly of logo games and his assistants in working with quarterbacks and the offense. So, he has a job, obviously, waiting in New York for him at the minimum.

Miami fans, frustrated as they may be, have to sit and wonder how legitimate this interview actually is for a possible hire with the Dolphins?

We wait and find out.

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