The Miami Dolphins continue their search for a new head coach following another disappointing season in 2011.
A new name has emerged earlier today.
Former Miami offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey will reportedly be interviewing with the team some time in the near future.
Miami reporter Ethan Skolnick tweeted the following:
"Mike Mularkey interviewing w/ Dolphins. Failed Miami OC tenure wasn't entirely his fault; didn't click w/ Saban. Still, won't excite fans."
He hit the nail on the head with that statement. Fans aren't going to be excited about this news.
He's also right that his failed tenure as the offensive coordinator in Miami was not really his fault.
This season Mularkey has the Falcons ranked as the seventh best scoring offense in the league.
With all that said, fans really shouldn't be excited about this news.
Mularkey is a successful offensive coordinator, not head coach.
He has had the opportunity to take over as a head coach for a struggling team once before in his career.
He lasted only two seasons leading the team before he decided to walk away from the position.
There are some coaches that are just meant to be coordinators.
Look at the recently fired Steve Spagnuolo in St. Louis. Spagnuolo has had tremendous success as a defensive coordinator. He just isn't cut out to be a head coach in the league.
It appears that the same may hold true for Mularkey.
There are other candidates out there that have attracted much more attention in Miami.
Fans would love to see guys like Jeff Fisher, Bill Cowher or John Gruden get the position before Mularkey.
Those guys may not be the answer either, but they surely have much more elaborate resumes than Mularkey.