Owner Stephen Ross has fired Tony Sparano as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. This does not come as a surprise, but as the article states Ross did help to create the mess as did G.M. Jeff Ireland whom Ross did not fire. Starting 0-7 this season did not help Sparano at all and although the Dolphins seemed to be playing hard for him and had won 4 of their last 6, games, it wasn't enough to save Sparano's job. As mentioned before on this blog back in October, Sparano has had his house on the market for a while now so one gets the feeling it was no surprise to him either. The question now is who gets the job and how soon can they get this franchise back to winning consistently?