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Former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell to be Vanderbilt offensive coordinator

According to the Tennessean, former UCLA Bruins head coach Karl Dorrell will be hired as the new offensive coordinator for the Vanderbilt Commodores under new head coach Derek Mason.


For the past two seasons, Dorrell has spent his time as the quarterbacks coach for the Houston Texans in the NFL under Gary Kubiak, this following four seasons on staff with the Miami Dolphins.

During his time with the Bruins, Dorrell compiled pedestrian record of 35-27 in five seasons, with his best year coming in 2005 when the team finished with a 10-2 record with offensive stars the likes of Marcedes Lewis and Maurice Jones-Drew on the roster.

With the Commodores, you will more than likely see Dorrell’s offensive philosophy changed up a bit. With Stanford’s Mason at the helm now, Vanderbilt’s offense should be a mix of power running and ply-action passing, whereas Dorrell was all about the West Coast offense when he was at UCLA.

Vanderbilt is rebuilding their coaching staff little by little after the departure of James Franklin to the Penn State Nittany Lions.


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  • Oz Waheed

    Lol Sorry Vanderbilt, I guess your run had to come to an end. Dorrell is the WORST recruiter and runs a very unimaginative offense. His work with the Texans speaks for itself.. I went to UCLA while he was the head coach there, I feel your pain.