"No coaches being interviewed today" (updated)
Sparano will interview Saturday although NFL rules state Miami will have until Sunday when the final wild card game ends to conduct the interview.
That is good because Sparano, considered the front-runner to get the Miami job, apparently has a pretty busy schedule the next day or so. He is scheduled to interview with both the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens by Saturday. So it stands to reason the Dolphins could extend their talk with Sparano into Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, as I reported earlier, there are no interviews happening today at the Dolphins training facility. How do I know for sure?
The media is not allowed to roam the Dolphins facility so some of us have taken over a patch of swale across the road from the Dolphins training facility that allows print reporters to see who is coming and going while photographers shoot into the team's garage.
Well, around 10 a.m. Bill Parcells left the team's facility. But on his way down the road, he pulled up alongside the media contingent, rolled down his window and said, "Hey guys, there will be no coaches interviewed today."
A couple of the photographers, surprised by the gesture, asked for a clarification and Parcells said: "I wouldn't lie to you. You can go home. There will be no interviews today."
Anyway, there's your up to the second scoop.