The Mike Zimmer Timeline: From Bengals Defensive Coordinator Back To Bengals Defensive Coordinator

For nearly three weeks we've charted, calculated, speculated, monitored, theorized and most certainly updated the progress of Mike Zimmer's head coaching changes this year. We can say for certain that he only interviewed for two head coaching positions in Miami and Tampa Bay. As the storyline closes on January 26, let's take a look back at the Mike Zimmer timeline beginning with the first mention of a Zimmer possibility to become a head coach somewhere.

January 8: Zimmer reportedly a candidate for the head coaching position in Miami.
January 9: Zimmer reportedly a candidate for the head coaching position in Tampa Bay.
January 10: Zimmer interviewed in Miami, considered "top of the list".
January 13: Buccaneers receive permission to interview Zimmer.
January 13: Jeff Fisher hired as the new St. Louis Rams head coach.
January 14: Reports of "strong buzz" building around Zimmer.
January 15: Eventual head coach Joe Philbin reportedly at the top of Miami's list.
January 16: Zimmer scheduled to interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
January 17: Todd Bowles, Mike McCoy and Joe Philbin believed to be the finalists.
January 17: Reports surface that the Miami front office believed Zimmer was "too blunt and honest".
January 19: Speculation is raised that Zimmer will interview for the vacant Indianapolis Colts head coaching position.
January 20: Dolphins hire Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.
January 23: Mike Zimmer not seen in Mobile for Senior Bowl practices.
January 24: Mike Zimmer seen in Mobile for Senior Bowl practices.
January 24: Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen named Oakland Raiders head coach.
January 25: Buccaneers conduct second interview with Mike Sherman.
January 25: Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano named Indianapolis Colts head coach.
January 26: Buccaneers announce hiring of Greg Schiano for head coach.

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