On Monday night, New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer withdrew his name from consideration for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching vacancy. Schottenheimer, who just completed his first season at the offensive controls in New York, was granted permission to interview for the position by the Green & White. The Jets released two statements this evening.
Brian Schottenheimer, New York Jets Offensive Coordinator:
"I have withdrawn my name from consideration for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching vacancy. I want to thank Mr. Wayne Huizenga and the Dolphins' organization for expressing an interest. I am committed to the New York Jets and also want to thank Mr. Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum and Eric Mangini for allowing me the opportunity to go through this process."
Eric Mangini, New York Jets Head Coach:
"Brian's creative approach on offense was an integral part of our progress in the 2006 season, and I'm pleased he will remain with the Jets to build on that progress."