Cam Cameron The New Dolphin Hc.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:08 PM
Figures of the deal were not available, but a 7 p.m. ET press conference was scheduled to announce the hiring.
When Cameron returned to the Dolphins' complex Friday accompanied by general manager Randy Mueller, it raised speculation the team might be on the verge of hiring him. Team owner Wayne Huizenga and chief executive Joe Bailey arrived earlier at the complex ahead of Cameron and Mueller.
Chan Gailey, also considered a strong candidate, said Friday he's staying at Georgia Tech. Gailey also interviewed for the coaching job in Pittsburgh.
Cameron has been in South Florida since Wednesday, when he began a second round of interviews. The Dolphins, looking to replace Nick Saban who left for Alabama on Jan. 3, said Thursday they hoped to make a decision by Saturday.
Timing is an issue because of next week's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., where teams scout college prospects and assemble coaching staffs.
Cameron, who first interviewed with the Dolphins shortly after Saban left, became available when San Diego was eliminated from the playoffs last Sunday.
Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers, former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora and former Alabama coach Mike Shula, the son of ex-Dolphins coach Don Shula, also had been considered candidates to replace Saban.
Cameron was coach at his alma mater, Indiana, from 1997-2001 and has directed a high-powered attack the past five years at San Diego. The Dolphins might opt for a coach with an offensive background because a sputtering offense is a major reason Miami failed to make the playoffs the past five seasons.
The Dolphins interviewed at least 13 candidates in their most extensive coaching search since the franchise's first season in 1966.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen, ESPN.com NFL senior writer Len Pasquarelli and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
What do you guys think, threat or nonthreat? He is certainly talented, he is on a hell hole of old players on that team, should be interesting. Hopefully he sucks.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:22 PM
Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:05 AM
It's a good hire seeing as he has been a successful coordinator but time will tell whether it was the right hire given the fact a lot of coordinators have struggled early in their transition to HCs such as Romeo Crennel, Brad Childress (he's only had one year but got a worse record than Mike Tice - another former coordinator who mostly struggled) and Mike Mularkey. For me Mora would have been a better hire for them.