A few quick details about the hiring of Karl Dorrell...
-- Denver Broncos, wide receivers coach, 2000-present
-- UCLA, graduate assistant, 1988
Playing Career Highlights:
-- Dallas Cowboys, brief stint, 1987
-- Graduated UCLA in 1986
-- Played on three UCLA Rose Bowl teams
-- Finished his UCLA career ranked second in receptions (108) and fourth in receiving yards (1,517). He still ranks ninth on the all-time list of receiving yards.
-- Dorrell reportedly had what is being described as a "homerun" of an interview with UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale. Dorrell invoked past UCLA's rich African-American heritage, referring to names such as Arthur Ashe, Rafer Johnson and Jackie Robinson.
-- Dorrell becomes the fourth current African-American coach in Division I-A college football.
-- Dorrell is flying into
-- His last day on the job in
-- It is uncertain whether Dorrell will be on the sideline for UCLA's appearance in the Vegas Bowl Dec. 25th. He will not coach the game.
-- Dorrell had a groundswell of support from the UCLA community, including from boosters, players, player's families, former players and even former coach Terry Donahue.
-- He considers Broncos coach Mike Shanahan as the biggest influence on his coaching career.
-- Potential candidates for assistant coaches include current UCLA defensive coordinator, Phil Snow, who coaches with Dorrell at ASU; Washington assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, Steve Axman; and Bronco tight ends coach Brian Pariani.