MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have fired head coach Adam Gase.
Before arriving in Miami, Gase served as offensive coordinator from 2013-14 and as quarterbacks coach in 2012 at Denver when Peyton Manning was quarterback.
Gase launched his post-graduate coaching career in 2000 as a graduate assistant at LSU under Nick Saban and then became a recruiting assistant for the Tigers in 2001-02.
Following UT director of athletics Phillip Fulmer attending the Orange Bowl between Alabama and Oklahoma and Gase’s firing in Miami, Antwan V. Staley of Dolphins Wire discussed Manning’s former coach with Vols Wire.
“They talk just about every week,” Staley told Vols Wire of Gase and Manning. “They have a good relationship. Peyton will vouch for that man for anything.
“He was in Miami with Gase quite often, especially during training camp and was definitely seen around with him during his three years with the Dolphins.”
Ahead of the Orange Bowl, Saban was asked about his former assistant and his job status.
“Saban was asked about Gase before the Orange Bowl and he thought Adam should keep his job in Miami,” Staley said.
Staley says Gase “will have a ton of offers to coach anywhere” and “will have opportunities to be a head coach or as an offensive coordinator somewhere.”
Staley also discussed if Gase would make a career move back to college if Manning were to persuade him to a place like Tennessee.
“Anything is possible and he does have experience in college and will have his opportunities to do something and I have a hard time seeing him being unemployed for very long,” he said.