ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Monday that he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and is waiting to hear if he was still a candidate to replace Nick Saban. Gailey, a former Dolphins offensive coordinator, is on a long list of potential candidates that also includes former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora.
The Dolphins received permission last week to speak with the 55-year-old Gailey after Saban returned to the college ranks last week, giving up the final three years of a contract that paid him four-and-a-half (m) million a year to take the head coaching job at Alabama.
Gailey is coming off his best year with Yellow Jackets, who went 9-5 and had the top record (7-1) in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But Georgia Tech closed the season with a three-game losing streak, which included a sixth straight loss to rival Georgia and a 9-6 setback to Wake Forest in the A-C-C championship game. The Yellow Jackets finished with a 38-35 loss to West Virginia in the Gator Bowl. Gailey has a record of 37-26 in five years at Georgia Tech. He just completed the first season of a five-year, $5 million contract extension that ties him to the Yellow Jackets through 2010.