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Report: Giants to interview Karl Dorrell for offensive coordinator opening

Karl Dorrell, Matt Schaub, TJ Yates AP

The list of names connected with the Giants’ opening at offensive coordinator continues to grow.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the team will interview former Texans quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell for the position, which became available when Kevin Gilbride retired after the end of the season. Dorrell was let go along with most of the other coaches in Houston when Bill O’Brien took over as the team’s head coach.

Dorrell has no experience as an offensive coordinator in the NFL, but he has filled the position at the college level and spent five years as the head coach at UCLA. He compiled a 35-27 record with the Bruins before being fired at the end of the 2007 season.

The Giants interviewed former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and former Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on Wednesday and they reportedly scheduled an interview with Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo this weekend.

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12 Responses to “Report: Giants to interview Karl Dorrell for offensive coordinator opening”
  1. steelerben says: Jan 9, 2014 11:07 AM

    Well, how could you argue with that when you see how well the quarterback position has been functioning in Houston? Seems like a slam dunk to me…

  2. justintuckrule says: Jan 9, 2014 11:44 AM

    Great. The O.C. of the worst team in the NFL.

    Is there something wrong with whoever is under the Saints O.C.?

  3. realfootballfan says: Jan 9, 2014 11:59 AM

    Gees, the Giants scraping the bottom of the barrel like they’re the Dolphins or something.

  4. gambletowinbig says: Jan 9, 2014 12:02 PM

    Until this year they were always prolific

  5. lennydpocketqb says: Jan 9, 2014 12:24 PM

    Nooooooo! Please noooooo!

  6. newjerseygiants says: Jan 9, 2014 12:56 PM

    Hopefully the Giants know something I don’t about this guy.

  7. thepftpoetlivesinhismomsbasement says: Jan 9, 2014 1:14 PM

    McAdoo is weighing things out…he’s an HC candidate at quite a few places. I’d wait an get that gig before listening to constant Coughlin F-bombs for a living.

  8. careerender56 says: Jan 9, 2014 1:18 PM

    they wont hire him, they will hire Sullivan (unfortunately). they just need to satisfy the Rooney rule before they can make anything official.

  9. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 9, 2014 3:09 PM

    I think Eli Manning should do the human resource recruiting and interviewing and should make the final decision on the OC. Eli is the one who works most closely with him and I totally trust Eli’s people skills, HR skills, and management and leadership skills as a professor who teaches management, marketing, and leadership.

  10. axespray says: Jan 9, 2014 8:13 PM

    McCarthy was coordinator of the 32nd ranked offense before he was hired as a head coach.

    Coughlin was ran out of Jacksonville.
    If the guy has a good idea – gives a good interview, then why not.

  11. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 10, 2014 4:42 AM

    I think the Giants need to interview former OCs with success from better teams but I guess all the successful ones are gainfully employed. Therefore, it is only the failures looking for work. Not much choices.

  12. vikescry1 says: Jan 10, 2014 6:06 PM

    thepftpoetlivesinhismomsbasement says:
    Jan 9, 2014 1:14 PM
    McAdoo is weighing things out…he’s an HC candidate at quite a few places. I’d wait an get that gig before listening to constant Coughlin F-bombs for a living.
    ———————————————————————————————————————————— just so we’re clear the pft poet doesn’t live in his moms basement, i do. she’s ok even with a beard.

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