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Ex-UCLA coach Dorrell joins Mason's staff at Vandy

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm •  Published: January 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell will serve as offensive coordinator on Derek Mason's Vanderbilt staff.

Mason announced on Friday the hirings of Dorrell as well as defensive coordinator David Kotulski, running backs/special teams coach Charles Bankins, receivers coach Gerry Gdowski, offensive line coach Keven Lightner, outside linebackers coach Kenwick Thompson and defensive line coach Vavae Tata.

Bankins is the lone person from that group who worked on the staff of former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, now at Penn State.

Dorrell coached UCLA to a 35-27 record from 2003-07 before getting fired. He has since worked as an assistant for the Miami Dolphins (2008-11) and Houston Texans (2012-13).

Kotulski spent the last two years as an inside linebackers coach at Stanford, where Mason was defensive coordinator.


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