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Report: Dolphins to interview Darren Rizzi for head coaching vacancy

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach Darren Rizzi of the Miami Dolphins reacts during the first quarter of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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The Dolphins will reportedly consider at least one in-house candidate to replace Adam Gase as their head coach.

Albert Breer of reports that the team is working to schedule an interview with special teams coach/assistant head coach Darren Rizzi.

Rizzi has been with the Dolphins since 2009 and has head coaching experience on the collegiate level at both New Haven and Rhode Island. He recently discussed the possibility of another shot in the top job and said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, that it was something he wanted to do again. He also said his responsibilities under Gase were pushing him in that direction.

“The role I have here on this football team is preparing me to be a head coach because I deal with the players every day,” Rizzi said. “I deal with the game management part of the game ... It’s really helping my personal resume in terms of learning on the job and dealing with the management, the game management, the time management. All of that stuff is really preparing me. I think when that opportunity presents itself, I’ll be very well prepared and ready to go.”

Rizzi joins a list of reported candidates that includes Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.