Based on some public reports and a few tips from people with at least a little access, here's where the spin of the coaching wheel seems to be...
As Campbell was promoted to head coach, the hope was that it would simply work out and there wouldn't be a need to hire anyone else.
But Mr. Ross gave a 4-6 week timeline to re-asses things. We're in that window now, and it's not going according to the plan. So he has started to consider next steps.
As I hear it, Stephen Ross wants to be a little hands off on the search and let his football "brain trust" do most of the leg work, and Ross will get involved as the interviewing gets started.
Assuming there's interviewing at all. You still can't rule out Dan Campbell. The easiest thing to do (from his perspective) is to simply keep him as the coach.
And that leads us to this: Ross is putting is trust in Tannenbaum to head this up. And he's looking to Hickey as well.
So that means it's unlikely either of them will be replaced.
And it further means that you've just reduced the candidate pool. Established and/or bigger name coaches would want their own people around them, and would want some level of autonomy and control.
And not just that. It also means that the "culture" is unlikely to change. You'll have the same drive to win you have today. Yippee. More years of 8-8 are in the Dolphins future!
Of course, that's getting ahead of ourselves. It'll be interesting to see what Ross actually chooses to do.
But bear in mind that his track record on his own isn't so great - and he would prefer to not have to go through a coaching search (and rather focus on his other businesses).
So deciding to rely on Tannenbaum is likely.
As for me, I'm still pulling for Rex Ryan's twin Rob to be the coach. There would be nothing more fun that that!