Kevin Coyle Watch: Dolphins Converting To 4-3 Base Defense Indication That Hiring Is Imminent?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01: Defensive end Jason Taylor #99 of the Miami Dolphins applies preasure to Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Kevin Coyle, a defensive assistant coach with Cincinnati since 2001 and a defensive backs coach since 2003, interviewed for Miami's defensive coordinator position on Wednesday. Many close to the team believe it's only a matter of time before the Dolphins tab him as their defensive coordinator. In the meantime Ben Volin with the Palm Beach Post writes that the Miami Dolphins are changing back to a 4-3 base defense, perhaps an indication that the hiring of Coyle is imminent. Further Volin tweeted early Thursday morning:

Hearing that it will be a major upset if Kevin Coyle doesn't get #Dolphins DC job, and he'd likely bring JAX LB coach Mark Duffner with him 1 day ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Duffner spent four seasons as Cincinnati's linebackers coach from 1997-2000 before he was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2001 and 2002 when Coyle joined the team as a defensive assistant.

If Coyle leaves for Miami, Marvin Lewis, speaking from Mobile, Alabama will be prepared.

"This is my chance to come down here and have one-stop shopping and talk to people about different people I know," Lewis said Tuesday.

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