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One interview done, one interview ongoing for the Miami Dolphins

Busy day of coach interviews for the Miami Dolphins today.

The club has concluded its interview of two-time Super Bowl winning coach Mike Shanahan. The interview in New York began early this morning. There is no information how that went at this point and, if the Dolphins can help it, there will be no such leaks.

Shanahan, 63, last coached in 2013 at Washington. He's been out of coaching but is suddenly hot again. He will be meeting with the San Francisco 49ers soon and perhaps other teams thereafter.

[Update: ESPN reports the meeting with Shanahan has been "put on hold."]

The club is currently in the process of interviewing Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. The Austin interview is logical because he interviewed for multiple jobs last year and will interview for others this year. He is, by most accounts, an impressive individual.

What that means is this is a legit thing, folks.

Having said that, Austin is black. So once this interview is over, the Dolphins will have met the Rooney Rule requirement that must be met before hiring a new coach.

After today, the Dolphins will have interviewed three candidates -- Mike Smith on Monday, Shanahan this morning and Austin this afternoon.

Previously, I reported Doug Marrone would interview with the Dolphins and now we know when that is scheduled. Marrone, the former Buffalo Bills head coach, is scheduled to meet with Miami on Friday, one day after he interviews in Cleveland.

And, yes, Friday should be a busy day for Dolphins brass. They are also scheduled to interview Dan Campbell that day.