Gase is the only candidate to be called back for a second interview by the Dolphins. The interview is scheduled for Saturday.
The Bears went 6–10 in Gase’s first season with the team. Gase followed head coach John Fox to Chicago from Denver, where he served under Fox as wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach, and most recently, offensive coordinator. He has been lauded for his work with quarterbacks including Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning and the Bears’ Jay Cutler, and his willingness to adapt his team’s offense to its personnel.
The Dolphins are coming off a year in which they finished 6–10 for last place in the AFC East division. Miami fired head coach Joe Philbin in October.
If hired by the Dolphins, Gase would be the eighth consecutive Dolphins coach with no prior NFL head-coaching experience.