Despite the acquisitions of blue chip players Brandon Marshall and Karlos Dansby, the 'Fins flopped, and Tony Sparano became the target of everybody's frustration—including owner Stephen Ross, who publicly courted Jim Harbaugh in the offseason.
But Sparano persisted through all of the turmoil and returned as Miami's head coach for the 2011 season.
And after an 0-7 start, Sparano is no longer on hot seat—he is a dead man walking.
It is no longer a matter of if Sparano is fired, it is a matter of when.
Because the Dolphins do not have an appealing interim head coach option on their staff, there's a very good chance Sparano lasts for the duration of the season. However, Stephen Ross might soon reach a breaking point, and oust Sparano during the regular season.
Which game might be Sparano's last? Here's the odds for each.