Karl Dorrell = Mr. Irrelevant

If you want to get an idea of how irrelevant Karl Dorrell is, you need to take a look at this.

Here is the coaching tree of Bill Walsh  which was posted on Niners Nation (via TheSportsGuru at Mile High Report):

You can click on the image to see a larger graphic. But no worries. Karl Dorrell is nowhere to be found in that graphic.

Nope he is not even listed as someone who came out of Shanahan's program even though his resume his hyped with the bullet point of being a "NFL Wide Receiver Coach" with the Denver Broncos.

And its not a surprise that TheSportsGuru, our colleague over at Mile High Report excluded Dorrell from that Walsh coaching tree, which is essentially a coaching tree of credible coaches who run the WCO. He doesn't think much of Dorrell. He sent us this email wrt Dorrell few months ago:

Dorrell really didn’t have a strength, that I saw, as someone in a leadership position. It wasn’t like the Broncos were rolling out Pro Bowlers under Dorrell, and as a matter of fact, every receiver the team acquired or drafted during his time there is no longer with the team. Sure, Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey are solid, but both were good players before and after Dorrell. It’s a well known fact in Bronco Nation that Shanny has a tendancy to hire "yes" men as assistants, made obvious by the fact that there isn’t a "coaching tree" to speak of. Karl Dorrell is among that group, and not someone I saw then, or now, as a coach with a bright head coaching future. Some guys are just better suited to be part of a team, not in charge of it, and Dorrell wasn’t even a great assistant.

If the bruins ever want to be taken seriously in college football, on and off campus, they need to get an established, proven successful head coach. I know Dorrell is an alum, but with no real football strength to speak of the Bruins will continue to win despite Dorrell, which is ok if 8-4 and 9-3 is acceptable every season.

I hope that makes sense….
Sure does. Dorrell was irrelevant in Denver. And after four mediocre years in Westwood and nothing of note (except for a Lavin like aberration win over Southern Cal) Dorrell is still irrelevant in the national scene.

The guy and his supporters hype his offense as the WCO, yet after four years its irrelevant and absent in the national scene.

Nice work KD.

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