The Miami Dolphins continue to employ Tony Sparano as head coach but they're exploring other options, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. The Dolphins have had "multiple conversations" with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh about the job, La Canfora reports.
Harbaugh fits that description and, unlike some other big-name candidates, would not need to bring his own personnel people with him. Harbaugh has some ties to Ireland and likely would be more willing to work with him than he would be some of the less-established entities in the front office in Denver and San Francisco.
Sparano met with team owner Stephen Ross on Monday and it's not clear what the result of that meeting was. La Canfora reports the Dolphins could stick with Sparano but they're hoping to land a higher profile coach. A source told La Canfora the situation was "open-ended" right now.
Harbaugh is expected to be pursued by multiple teams including the University of Michigan, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.
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