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Report: Nick Caserio didn’t get Dolphins GM job because he wanted to fire coach Joe Philbin

01.26.14 at 5:01 pm ET
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Joe Philbin apparently has the full support of Miami owner Stephen Ross. (AP)

Joe Philbin apparently has the full support of Miami owner Stephen Ross. (AP)

In his recent series of interviews for the vacant Miami GM job, Nick Caserio told Dolphins ownership that he wanted to become the Miami GM, and if he got the job, he would start by cleaning house within the organization, including starting over with a new head coach, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. That was apparently enough for Dolphins ownership to decide not to hire Caserio — Salguero said Caserio was told by owner Stephen Ross he is completely committed to head coach Joe Philbin as the Dolphins head coach this year and beyond.

Caserio, who is currently the Patriots director of pro personnel, interviewed twice for the Miami job, but as of Saturday night, was out of the running for the position, and according to Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sports Net, had decided to return to the New England organization. It’s unclear how much of the decision to move on was the result of Caserio deciding not to take the job, and how much of it was Ross’ decision not to hire Caserio because of his commitment to Philbin.

Regardless, it was revealed Sunday the Dolphins had decided to hire Tampa Bay director of player personnel Dennis Hickey as their new GM. Hickey succeeds Jeff Ireland, who mutually agreed with the team to leave after serving as GM since 2008.

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