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|Rams, Fisher Finishing Deal to Hire him as Coach
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams say they are finalizing a deal to hire Jeff Fisher as their new coach.
The team confirmed reports Friday that Fisher will be joining the Rams after considering a job with the Miami Dolphins.
The 53-year-old Fisher interviewed twice with the Rams, once in Denver with owner Stan Kroenke and again in St. Louis when he toured facilities and met with quarterback Sam Bradford.
Fisher is widely considered the top prize in this winter's coaching-search sweepstakes. He coached the Titans for 17 years, including a Super Bowl matchup against the Rams in 2000 in which Tennessee fell 1 yard shy of forcing overtime in a 23-16 loss.
Fisher was the Rams defensive coordinator in 1991 when the franchise was in Los Angeles.
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