Did Miami offer Dallas' Sparano coaching job?
The New Haven Register, citing an anonymous source, reported Saturday night that Sparano was offered the job and planned to accept it after the Dallas Cowboys' season ended. Sparano is a New Haven native. However, Dolphins representative Harvey Greene denied the report on the team's behalf late Saturday.
''It is 100 percent false,'' Greene told the Miami Herald. ``In fact, we have a number of interviews scheduled over the next few days.''
One of those interviews will take place Monday with Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. When the Dolphins interview Frazier, they also will have satisfied the NFL's Rooney Rule, which encourages teams to consider minority candidates.
Barring disaster, Coughlin will get a long-term deal
Barring team unrest on the sidelines against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday or a horrible performance, the New York Daily News is reporting New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will be back and will get a�long-term contract extension when the season is over.
Wrote Daily News columnist�Gary Myers: "The Giants are an organization that craves stability. If they didn't fire Coughlin after last year's circus - the embarrassment really tested management,� they are not going to do it now, not after he won 10 games, fixed the chemistry, restored order in the locker room and won the support of his players with a more easy-going and caring personality.
"Coughlin had to talk his way back this season after the Giants collapsed last year and barely made the playoffs before losing to the Eagles in the first round. He was given just a one-year extension and a mandate to end the chaos and get Manning to the next level. The quarterback is still a work in progress, but Coughlin has done just about everything else management has asked of him.''