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Dolphins Promote Karl Dorrell to Assistant Head Coach, and More

The Miami Dolphins have a new assistant head coach, and they didn’t have to look far to find him.

Karl Dorrell, who had been serving as the team’s receiver coach, is now Brian Flores’ right hand man, they announced on Thursday.

Prior to last season, Jim Caldwell was Flores’ assistant head coach, but had to step down before the season even began due to health reasons.

Dorrell says, “In this profession each and every week you’re trying to find those little nuggets, those little things, those little things of insight.”

He continues, “Anything that can create an edge for you against a particular opponent. Even though that’s done in general every week, I think this staff that I’m on is a really good staff. One of the best I’ve had in my career. And we do a really good job of really detailing what each player does and what specifically is his role.”

In terms of pushing players to their limits, he explains, “The biggest key is confidence. You have to build confidence in a player. And I think the best way to build confidence is really have a pretty strong intention about developing a player. And when a player feels that way about you in terms of your time and investment in him, it seems to reciprocate.”

Additionally, the Dolphins announced they have hired secondary coach Gerald Alexander, linebackers coach Anthony Campanile and assistant offensive coach Lemuel Jeanpierre, and have promoted Josh Grizzard to assistant wide receivers coach.

Alexander is a one-time Dolphins defensive back who also coached the position at the University of California.

Meanwhile, Campanile worked as a linebackers coach at Michigan.

Rob Leonard, who coached Dolphins linebackers last season, is set to become assistant defensive line coach.