The Miami Dolphins are reportedly set to meet with Chicago Bears offensive coordinator for a second interview, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Miami has scheduled a 2nd interview with Adam Gase on Saturday, per source. He is only Dolphins candidate to be scheduled for 2nd interview.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2016
This interview obviously indicates the Dolphins have serious interest in Gase. It also lines up with this report from the Miami Herald about how the Miami Dolphins have identified Gase as their top head coaching candidate. Miami hosted the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator for an interview on Thursday. From the report, bold emphasis mine:
There’s growing momentum within the organization for the Dolphins to hire Adam Gase, the Miami Herald has learned. Gase also interviewed Friday with the New York Giants.Gase, the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, is the hottest name in this year’s coaching carousel. And he was always high on Stephen Ross’ list — whose opinion matters the most.
If the Dolphins do indeed hire Gase, as some in the building believe could happen this weekend, he will be the eighth consecutive Dolphins coach with no prior NFL head-coaching experience.
This isn't the first time we've heard of Miami's strong interest in Gase. One report made it seem like the Dolphins were going to try to lock down Gase before he could visit Philadelphia again for a second interview. The Eagles reportedly had a second interview scheduled with Gase but another report refuted that. For what it's worth, the Inquirer reported the Eagles and Gase still have mutual interest and a second interview in Philadelphia is still possible.
.@Jeff_McLane on Adam Gase "There isn't an official second interview, but I do see it happening sometime next week."— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) January 8, 2016
Berman: Second interview with Gase will likely be next week. There's mutual interest there. But there's interest in Gase elsewhere as well.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) January 8, 2016
The Eagles obviously won't get a second interview if Gase lands the job in Miami, though, which now seems possible.