CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Dan Werner now has a bigger role with
the Miami offense.
The team's quarterbacks coach the past three seasons, Werner has
been promoted to offensive coordinator, coach Larry Coker said
Friday. He replaces Rob Chudzinski, who left the Hurricanes earlier
this month to become tight ends coach with the Cleveland Browns.
Coker also announced the hiring of defensive backs coach Tim
Walton and tight ends coach Mario Cristobal.
Walton, who held the same position with the co-national champion
LSU last season, replaces Mark Stoops, who left in November to
become defensive coordinator at Arizona.
Cristobal spent the past three years as an offensive line coach
at Rutgers. He takes on Chudzinski's secondary role as tight ends
Werner will continue to coach quarterbacks.
"Dan's been an offensive coordinator in his past coaching life,
so it's nothing new for him to lead an offense," Coker said.
"He's had opportunities to leave, but he wanted to stay here and
be an offensive coordinator."