Posted: 3:52 am Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
By Post Staff
The Dolphins didn’t have to look far for their new quarterbacks coach.
Wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell will now be the quarterbacks coach in 2011, a league source has confirmed. Dorrell, 47, has never coached quarterbacks in his 22-year coaching career, but has served as the Dolphins’ wide receivers coach for the past three seasons.
He replaces David Lee, who left to become the offensive coordinator at Ole Miss after three years on the job in Miami. Lee clashed with receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Chad Henne at the end of the 2010 season about the team’s willingness to improvise plays at the line of scrimmage.
The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Dolphins are set to sign former NFL receiver Ike Hilliard to the coaching staff, and it would make sense for Hilliard to replace Dorrell as the receivers coach.
Though Dorrell has never coach quarterbacks, he has plenty of coaching experience. He has spent seven total seasons as an offensive coordinator on the college level — with Northern Arizona, Colorado and Washington — and served as UCLA’s head coach from 2003-07.
The Dolphins’ offensive coaching overhaul is now complete following last year’s disappointing 7-9 season. The team signed Brian Daboll to be the new offensive coordinator, and Dan Campbell to be the new tight ends coach.