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The Carolina Panthers fired Mike Shula and former Miami Hurricanes’ star Ken Dorsey

The Carolina Panthers fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula, son of legendary NFL coach Don Shula, on Tuesday.
The Carolina Panthers fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula, son of legendary NFL coach Don Shula, on Tuesday.

The son of the Miami Dolphins’ best coach in franchise history and one of the top quarterbacks to come through the University of Miami are now looking for new jobs.

The Carolina Panthers fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey, the team announced Tuesday.

Shula — the son of former Miami Dolphins coach and NFL all-time winningest coach Don Shula — had been with the Panthers since the 2011 season. After spending his first two years coaching quarterbacks, Mike Shula was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013, a role he held for five years.

Dorsey, a University of Miami alumnus who led the Hurricanes to the 2001 BCS National Championship and a national title berth in 2002, has also been with the Panthers organization since 2011. He started as a pro scout for twoyears before being named the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2013. During his four years at Miami from 1999-2002, Dorsey threw for 9,565 yards — which was the school record until Brad Kaaya topped the mark in 2016.

The Panthers’ 2017 season came to an end on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs after a 31-26 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Carolina entered as the No. 5 seed following a 11-5 finish to the season. Despite the record, the Panthers ranked 19th in the league in total offense (323.7 yards per game) and 12th in scoring (22.7 points per game).

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