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January 22, 2013

Panthers to hire Dorsey as QBs coach

MOBILE, Ala.

The Panthers again are staying in-house to fill a coaching position.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is expected to hire Ken Dorsey, one of the team's pro scouts, as his quarterbacks coach, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.

Dorsey, 31, joined the scouting department two years ago after working with former Panthers quarterback Chris Weinke at IMG Academy, where they trained Cam Newton during the lockout before Newton's rookie season.

Dorsey is the winningest quarterback in University of Miami history, posting a 38-2 record and leading the Hurricanes to the 2001 national title. Dorsey, drafted in the seventh round by San Francisco in 2003, was 2-11 as a starter with the 49ers and Cleveland. He also played with Toronto in the CFL in 2010.

The Panthers promoted three assistants last week – offensive coordinator Mike Shula, receivers coach Ricky Proehl and special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers. They also re-hired running backs coach Jim Skipper, who was on John Fox's Panthers' staff for nine years before spending the past two seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on January 22, 2013 at 08:51 PM | Permalink

Comments

Welcome back Skip! I like the Dorsey hire as well, the guy is a winner and was a great player in college. I just don't understand how a guy that talented couldn't make it in the league, still baffles me. GO PANTHERS!

Posted by: Shane P | Jan 23, 2013 1:27:43 AM

Interesting pattern of promoting from within lately.
Is this Rivera, or is this The Big Cat, or is this Gettleman's influence?

Posted by: criolle johnny | Jan 23, 2013 5:01:35 AM

anybody else remember dorsey throwing the ball 50 yards from his knees at the combine about 10 years back?

Posted by: charlottean | Jan 23, 2013 9:13:47 AM

Jim Skipper, the guy who coached the collapse of Chris Johnson's career the past two seasons in Nashville? How exciting, yeah...welcome back.

I also love that everyone is reporting now that Cam showed up to camp arrogant and unwilling to listen to any coaches last preaseason and throughout the first part of the season. So now Chud is gone and we are promoting guys just to make him happy. Seems like a great way to run a team.

Some teams make the playoffs, some are happy with maxing out at 7 wins every year.

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Jan 23, 2013 11:09:12 AM

I for one am glad they got Skipper back. He did a great job with the running backs during Fox's regime. The lack of production from Chris Johnson is not the responsibility of Skipper.

Posted by: dcboy60 | Jan 23, 2013 1:46:51 PM

CHRIS JOHNSON WAS A PRODUCT OF HIS TERRIBLE O-LINE. AS WAS JAKE LOCKER.... SO YEAH WELCOME BACK SKIPPER WHO WAS THE SAME RB'S COACH WHO WAS HERE WHEN BOTH D-WILL & J-STEW RUSHED FOR 1100YDS. SO YEP WELCOME BACK SKIPPER...

Pro Bowl RBs under Jim Skipper:

Rueben Mayes- 1986
Rueben Mayes- 1987
Dalton Hilliard- 1989
Larry Centers- 1996
Stephen Davis- 2003
DeAngelo Williams- 2009
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1000 yard rushers under Jim Skipper:

Rueben Mayes- 1986
Dalton Hilliard- 1989
Gary Brown- 1998
Tiki Barber- 2000
Stephen Davis- 2003
DeAngelo Williams- 2008
Jonathan Stewart- 2009
DeAngelo Williams- 2009
Chris Johnson (running back)- 2011
Chris Johnson (running back)- 2012

Posted by: PANTHERSFAN4LIFE | Jan 29, 2013 5:21:13 PM

@ dcboy60 - If those stats are correct...you just served someone a big cup of SHUT THE HELL UP! Lol

Posted by: RF | Feb 1, 2013 5:35:02 PM

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