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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New QBs Coach: Dorsey

Despite being at the coaching world's biggest job fair (Senior Bowl), Carolina has looked back within itself to find its new QBs coach - Ken Dorsey.

Carolina might've actually stolen one back away from Rob Chudzinski on this one - Dorsey was a quarterback under Chudzinski in college, where they shared an alma mater and a playing history.  Dorsey came into Carolina as a pro scout in part because of Chud (and partly an association with Chris Weinke's IMG Academy).  At IMG, Dorsey coached Cam Newton, before any of Carolina's coaches had free access to him.

Dorsey was one of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history at 38-2 - winning a national championship (and losing a 2nd) at Miami; he was a Heisman finalist twice, won the Maxwell award as a senior, and then flamed out in the pros, being unable to overcome arm strength issues with

Dorsey was a pro scout for 2011-12.  Carolina gets another break here - Dorsey was, I'm certain, a good pro scout, but any movement allows new GM Dave Gettleman the ability to move in new blood.

I like it.  Dorsey wasn't a guy on my radar, but  I don't usually expect coaches and scouts to move between the disciplines (and yet, they do).   Would I have preferred more experience?  Depends.  John Ramsdell?  Absolutely.  Otherwise, not as much.  I somewhat like that there are young guys willing to prove themselves, in Dorsey and Ricky Proehl.
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