With the mess that the Miami Dolphins are right now (courting Harbaugh when they retained Sporano) this is obviously a no brainer. Even though Houston Nutt had a rough season at Ole Miss it is definitely a better situation than the Miami staff is in, and a no brainer to get out of Miami while you still can before that staff gets canned.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee is heading to Ole Miss to take over as the Rebels’ offensive coordinator.
According to Mortensen’s blurb on Twitter, the offer from Ole Miss to Lee is “lucrative.”
Lee — a Vandy grad — served as the Rebels’ quarterbacks coach from 1978 to 1982. He has also coached at New Mexico, Arkansas (three times), UTEP and Rice. In the NFL he’s worked with the Dallas Cowboys and the Dolphins.
Lee served as the quarterbacks coach (2001-2002) and as the offensive coordinator (2007) in Fayetteville under Houston Nutt. He was credited with bringing the Wildcat offense to the NFL in 2008.
Lee initially followed Nutt from Arkansas to Ole Miss, but Bill Parcells recruited him to Miami before he put down roots (again) in Oxford. Now he really will get a second run at Vaught-Hemingway.
Last year, Mike Markuson (offensive line) and Dave Rader (quarterbacks) split the offensive coordinator duties at Ole Miss. Lee’s return likely means Rader’s exit.