Dolphins interview ex-Falcons head coach Mike Smith

Tuesday January 5th, 2016

The Miami Dolphins interviewed former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on Monday, reports CBS Sports’ Will Brinson.

Smith, who was fired by the Falcons last December after seven seasons at the team’s helm, had a 66–46 record in his tenure in Atlanta, including a 1–4 mark in the playoffs. The Falcons did, however, reach the NFC championship game with Smith as head coach in 2012.

Before his time with the Falcons, Smith served as the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003–2007. Before that, he coached in multiple capacities with the Baltimore Ravens from 1999–2002.

Miami’s interim head coach Dan Campbell is expected to get an interview for the heading coaching position, but the team will likely move in a different direction.

• FARRAR: Most (and least) desirable open head coaching jobs

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase is rumored to be the top candidate for the job.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.