Report: Former Texans Assistant Coach Karl Dorrell Added to Giants Offensive Coordinator Candidate List

The New York Giants have reportedly added a fourth candidate to their search for an offensive coordinator.

Karl Dorrell, the former quarterbacks coach of the Houston Texans, will join a growing group that is reported to include Mike Sullivan, formerly of Tampa Bay; Dowell Loggains, most recently with Tennessee; and Ben McAdoo, currently with Green Bay.  

Dorrell’s pending interview with the Giants was first reported by Josina Anderson of ESPN.

The 50-year-old Dorrell, the only one of the four reported candidates with head coaching experience, spent five years as the head coach at UCLA,  where he compiled a 35-27 record that included bowl appearances each year from 2003-2007. He was named the Pac-10 Conference co-Coach of the Year in 2005 after the Bruins finished with a 10-2 record and a No. 13 national ranking.

Following his stint at UCLA, Dorrell moved to the NFL where he spent three seasons as the wide receivers coach and one as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

Dorrell was hired by the Texans in 2012 to be their quarterbacks coach, a post he held until former head coach Gary Kubiak’s coaching staff was dismissed by new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien.

A former college wide receiver who played his college ball at UCLA, Dorrell was part of three Rose Bowl winning teams during the 1982-1986 seasons.

He began his collegiate coaching career with Central Florida, where he coached the wide receivers. Dorrell has also had two stints as a college-level offensive coordinator, the first in 1990-1991 for Northern Arizona and the second in 1999 with the University of Washington.


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