Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dolphins O.C. to be Rams New Coach

The St. Louis Rams are going to introduce Scott Linehan as their new head coach some time this weekend, probably tomorrow.

League sources confirmed that Linehan, the Dolphins' offensive coordinator, is the choice of an organization that Wednesday completed its second round of interviews by consulting with Chicago defensive coordinator Ron Rivera.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the hiring in Thursday's editions, although a team source told the Associated Press the move was not yet official. The signing must be approved by team majority owner Georgia Frontiere.

"Anything that says the deal is done is premature," said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity. "It's not totally done. He's the lead guy but nothing is official."

Miami went 9-7 this season and finished with a six game winning streak. The nine wins is a five game improvement from the prior year and Miami fans couldn’t be happier with Nick Saban’s first season as head coach.

Lineman will depart after guiding the Dolphins offense to the upper half in many offensive categories and finished in the middle (16th) in scoring.

He will be missed next season! Good luck with the Rams.