The Washington Times - January 10, 2014, 05:24PM

The Miami Dolphins interviewed former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the same position on Friday, the team announced.

Shanahan and his father, coach Mike Shanahan, were fired by the Redskins on Dec. 30 after four years with the team. Kyle Shanahan had spent the previous two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans.


The Dolphins fired their offensive coordinator, Mike Sherman, after two seasons on Monday, and Shanahan and Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor were the first two candidates interviewed to replace him.

Behind second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins finished 8-8 and had the 27th-ranked offense this season. Shanahan, meanwhile, oversaw a Redskins offense that finished ninth in total yards.

Working with Tannehill could be appealing to Shanahan, who reportedly was heavily interested in drafting him out of Texas A&M two years ago before the Redskins made a trade for the No. 2 pick, which they used on quarterback Robert Griffin III.

There is belief around the NFL that Shanahan, 34, has the abilities to one day coach a team in the league.