No nepotism with the Dolphins
And Mike Shula.
I can hear the rumblings from the naysayers now, some of whom work at my paper, thinking that Shula got an interview only because he is Don Shula's son. Wrong. Super wrong.
Shula may have gotten that first interview because of his last name, but his second interview that was complete with questions about his proposed staff additions, his offensive philosophy and so forth, had nothing to do with nepotism or favoritism.
It was about the Dolphins interviewing a solid coach candidate.
Moreoever, I had a conversation with a club official a few minutes ago and he assures me that all these interviews are being taken very seriously. It's not just done based on who is friendly with whom, it's done based on who has the ability to dig this franchise out of its grave.
As the official told me, the Dolphins are aware of Wayne Huizenga's strong desire to win now. And they know if they don't win now, heads are going to roll. So nobody is making this decision, nobody is staking his career and family's future, on making a decision based on friendship or familiarity.
So now that Shula is involved, do you like the idea of him as a head coach?