Former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell has been named as the new quarterbacks coach for the Houston Texans, replacing the departed Greg Knapp, who became the new offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.
Dorrell and head coach Gary Kubiak have a long working relationship together. Dorrell worked alongside Kubiak on Mike Shanahan's Denver Broncos staff for three seasons before leaving to coach the Bruins. At UCLA, Dorrell compiled a 35-27 record. Dorrell comes to the Texans from Miami, where helped developed Matt Moore during a turbulent season for the Dolphins. He'll work in the shadow of Knapp's lauded 2011 season, where the quarterbacks coach was credited for readying rookie quarterback T.J. Yates to start - and win - after the team lost Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart.
The hire leaves one more open spot on Houston's staff, as assistant offensive line coach Frank Pollack went with Knapp to Oakland as the Raiders' new offensive line coach.