MIAMI -- The front-running candidate to become the Miami Dolphins' coach was also the first to interview.
Cowboys offensive line coach: 2003-2007
Jaguars tight ends coach: 2002
Redskins tight ends coach: 2001
Browns offensive quality control coach: 1999-2000
Univ. of New Haven head coach: 1994-1998
Boston Univ. offensive coordinator: 1989-93
Boston Univ. offensive line coach: 1988
Univ. of New Haven offensive line coach: 1984-87
The Dolphins fired Cam Cameron on Thursday after he went 1-15 in his first year as an NFL head coach. The new head coach will be their fifth since 2004.
Ireland has stressed that he and Parcells want to hire a coach they know who shares their philosophy. The 46-year-old Sparano was hired by Parcells in Dallas in 2003 as tight ends coach, became offensive line coach in 2005 and called plays for Parcells in 2006.
Sparano was promoted to assistant head coach last February. His only head coaching experience was at his alma mater, New Haven, in 1994-98.
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