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Friday, January 13, 2012
NFC North ties to Dolphins coaching job

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Jeff Fisher's decision to join the St. Louis Rams apparently leaves two NFC North assistants in play for the Miami Dolphins job. Fisher chose the Rams over the Dolphins earlier Friday.

The Dolphins have interviewed Bears special-teams coordinator Dave Toub and Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, among others. Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is another candidate.

It's impossible to know Philbin's situation relative to the Dolphins job given the tragedy his family suffered this week. The funeral for his son, Michael, was scheduled for Friday. Michael Philbin, 21, drowned Sunday in an icy Wisconsin river.