Vanderbilt football will head into the 2015 season without three assistant coaches. As expected, offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell was one of them.
The university announced that Dorrell, strength and conditioning coach Bill Hughan, and wide receivers coach Marc Lubick would not be retained on Wednesday. That news came two days after FootballScoop.com reported that the embattled OC would not return to the Vandy sideline. Here's what head coach Derek Mason had to say about the firings:
I have great respect for Karl, Marc and Bill and appreciate their contributions to our program. They are men of character and excellent coaches. I wish each of them nothing but success in the future.
- Derek Mason, in a statement released by the university.
Dorrell was the architect of an offense that failed to crack the top 100 in most meaningful statistical categories. Lubick oversaw a group of wideouts that gained fewer than 100 yards per game through the air for the 'Dores. Even in generous terms, the Vandy offense was a dumpster fire in 2014. That step backwards drove fans from Dudley Field and allowing visiting boosters from Florida and Tennessee to turn their away games into de facto home contests.
There's no word yet on who will replace any of these coaches. We'll have updates as they develop.