Cowher says he's not coaching in 2012, loves CBS
The Dolphins' 0-6 start inevitably led to conversations about who would replace current head coach Tony Sparano. One name that came up (because he always comes up whenever there's a possible coaching vacancy on the horizon): Bill Cowher, former Steelers head coach who now makes his living as an NFL analyst at CBS.
On Sunday, Cowher addressed the rumors that he might have interest in the Dolphins' gig (or any other coaching job for that matter):
"Let me just say this. I have not been contacted directly or indirectly by any football team or any organization. It's all speculation and it's unfortunate because it affects the lives of many people that are in the profession. I am here to say to you today: I do not plan on coaching next year. I love where I work, more importantly, I enjoy the people that I work with up here. So I can put all this speculation to rest and if I have to repeat this in December again, I will.
"… It's a tough profession, and I know the speculation is out there and I'm flattered by it, but to be honest with you, at the same time it affects too many people's lives, I like what I'm doing right here and I hope to be back in the same seat next year."
In other news: Miami owner Stephen Ross reportedly isn't focusing on big-name coaches, partly because of how much it would cost to hire them.