Quick Facts on Dorrell

Here are some quick facts on the hiring of new head football coach Karl Dorrell, including his coaching resume, playing highlights and some circumstances surrounding his hire...

A few quick details about the hiring of Karl Dorrell...

 

His resume:

 

-- Denver Broncos, wide receivers coach, 2000-present

-- University of Washington, Offensive Coordinator and wide receivers coach, 1999

-- University of Colorado, Offensive Coordinator and wide receivers coach, 1995--- 1998

-- Arizona State University, wide receivers coach, 1994

-- University of Colorado, wide receivers coach, 1992-1993

-- Northern Arizona, offensive coordinator and receivers coach, 1990-1991

-- Central Florida, wide receivers coach, 1989

-- 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.

 -- San Diego's Helix High School

 

More:

 

-- 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 Los Angeles this morning and will attend the 12:00 press conference

 

-- His last day on the job in Denver will be Sunday.

 

-- 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.

 

 


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