Mike Shanahan is scheduled to meet with the Miami Dolphins Tuesday for a second interview as the team looks for a permanent head coach.
Multiple media outlets have reported that Shanahan originally met with Miami officials on Dec. 22 in New York, and that Tuesday’s meeting is also expected to take place in the Big Apple. The Dolphins fired Joe Philbin during the season, and interim coach Dan Campbell is also expected to get an interview.
Shanahan’s first NFL coaching venture didn’t go well, as he was fired four games into his second season with the Los Angeles Raiders with an 8-12 record, but after success as an offensive coordinator, he was hired by the Denver Broncos in 1995.
Over the next 14 seasons, Shanahan went 138-86 and won Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998. He went 24-24 over his last three seasons, and left after 2008 at the age of 55. After taking a year off, he made the regrettable decision to return as the coach in Washington. He went 24-40 in four seasons, although he did get the team to the postseason in 2012.
Now 63 years old, he would be taking over a Dolphins team that went 6-10 this season and hasn’t had a winning record since going 11-5 in 2008.