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Billick says he'd take call from Dolphins about coaching job

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NFL Network analyst Brian Billick told the Miami Herald Thursday that he would be interested in the Dolphins' head-coaching vacancy if asked.

"Yeah," he said by phone. "The Dolphins are a marquee franchise. But at the end of the day, it's the structure of what they put together.

"It has to be a partnership between the head coach, general manager and ownership with a very specific vision. The Dolphins are probably a long way from formulating their plans."

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He said he doesn't know Miami general manager Jeff Ireland, "but they've done some good things there."

Billick won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 and led the team to four playoff appearances, but was fired after a 5-11 season in 2007.

The Dolphins fired coach Tony Sparano on Monday and replaced him with interim coach Todd Bowles, an assistant under Sparano.

Billick said the Dolphins have not contacted him about the job, but he pointed out on Thursday's "Total Access" that "there's a few of us with the ring" out there.

Citing a person briefed on the situation, the Herald also reported that the Dolphins are interested in former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and former Titans coach Jeff Fisher.

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