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Sparano to interview for Chiefs OL job

New York Jets' offensive coordinator Tony Sparano talks

New York Jets' offensive coordinator Tony Sparano talks to the media after practice during training camp. (Aug. 1, 2012) Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Tony Sparano is scheduled to interview with Kansas City on Monday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Sparano – the former Dolphins head coach, who was fired after an abysmal year as the Jets offensive coordinator – will interview for the Chiefs’ offensive line position. Although a position job would be a step down for Sparano, he got his start as an offensive line coach at the University of New Haven (his alma mater) and Boston University, and later held the same position with the Browns and Cowboys (where he worked under Bill Parcells).

In Sparano’s one and only season as the Jets offensive coordinator, the Jets finished ranked 30th overall on offense.

The Chiefs recently hired former Jets assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bob Sutton as their new defensive coordinator. Former Eagles quarterback and QB coach Doug Pederson was named the Chiefs' offensive coordinator.

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