Fins back to D coordinator drawing board


Al Groh won’t be reuniting with Bill Parcells or Bill Belichick.

Groh is going to stay in the college game, deciding to accept Georgia Tech's offer to be its defensive coordinator.

The former New York Jets and University of Virginia head coach interviewed Wednesday for the Miami Dolphins' coordinator vacancy and might have been a candidate to fill the New England Patriots' opening created by Dean Pees' departure.

The Dolphins received another bit of bad news when Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler turned down an invitation to interview for the job, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Gary Dulac reports.

One possibility for Miami would be assistant head coach and defensive backs assistant Todd Bowles.

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss broke down some of the names that could surface with the Patriots, among them a couple current assistants: defensive line coach Pepper Johnson and linebackers coach Matt Patricia.