Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Not Buying the Pete Carroll Rumor

To this point the Dolphins have interviewed Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner, former Falcons coach Jim Mora, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey, Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and San Diego offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, whom they talked to Sunday.

However the most notable interview was conducted in Costa Rica over the weekend when Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga flew down to interview vacationing USC head coach Pete Carroll. I guess you don’t fly to Costa Rica if you are not really interested and you don’t give up vacation time if you don’t want to listen.

Carroll has done an outstanding job at USC but the thing that scares me as a Dolphins fan is that he has already coached in the NFL and in fact the AFC East. Carroll was a failure as the head coach of the New York Jets and the New England Patriots and for that reason I don’t see him leaving L.A. He’s a smart enough guy to know a good thing when he has it.