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David Lee moves back to college

D. Lee

The man who brought the Wildcat to the NFL is bringing it back to college.

The University of Mississippi confirmed Monday night that Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee has accepted the offensive coordinator position at the school.  This may have been a case of jumping before he was pushed.

Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald writes that Lee was “far from safe” in Miami after the departure of offensive coordinator Dan Henning.

Lee wasn’t able to develop Chad Henne, but he’ll be forever known for helping to implement the Wildcat at the NFL level.  The terrific book Blood, Sweat, and Chalk traces the origin of the offense back much further than Lee’s days at Arkansas, but it was Lee who convinced Henning to try the offense out for the first time in the NFL on a plane flight home after a painful loss.

“It had never come up before that week,” Chad Pennington said later in the season.

A lot of people believe the Wildcat offense as a whole should go back to college with Lee.  We certainly don’t expect to see it much anymore in Miami.

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8 Responses to “David Lee moves back to college”
  1. FinFan68 says: Jan 10, 2011 7:42 PM

    Hire Pennington in his place…his playing days are done.

  2. jersey73 says: Jan 10, 2011 7:49 PM

    Wish David Lee would go back to Van Halen. Oh…

  3. raiderapologist says: Jan 10, 2011 8:01 PM

    It seems NFL defenses have figured it out.

  4. phinfan says: Jan 10, 2011 8:31 PM

    Noo loss there! Chad Henne went from awesome to crap. And Brandon Marshall made better offensive plays than lee and henning on that last game that resulted in a td.

  5. jhorton83 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:02 PM

    phinfan says:
    Jan 10, 2011 8:31 PM
    Noo loss there! Chad Henne went from awesome to crap. And Brandon Marshall made better offensive plays than lee and henning on that last game that resulted in a td.
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    When the hell was Chad Henne ever awesome?!

  6. dvnelson72 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:07 PM

    Good riddance. Now that my Henning/Lee statements have come true…

    I will see Lindsay Lohan, naked, doing the crabwalk. And win the power ball.

    Fonzy be praised.

  7. soia311 says: Jan 11, 2011 4:22 AM

    Phinfan…

    Chad Henne never even touched awesome.

  8. rpmniner says: Jan 11, 2011 9:44 AM

    Enough with the Dolphins bringing the wildcat to the NFL. The Panthers used it extensively at the end of the 2006 season, 2 years before Miami, when Chris Weinke took over for an injured Jake Delhomme.

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