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Coppell QB Jake Larson out for season with torn ACL, off. coordinator Mike Dormady fired
Coppell quarterback Jake Larson is out for the season because of a torn ACL in his right knee. The junior is scheduled to have surgery on Oct. 27, coach Joe McBride said Wednesday night.
Coppell will also have a new offensive coordinator. In the wake of a 31-7 loss to Denton Guyer, McBride has fired Mike Dormady and replaced him with assistant head coach Jay Jones.
Larson was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 31-7 loss to Denton Guyer. He said after the game that a helmet hit the outside of his knee. Larson had completed 66 percent of his passes for 925 yards and seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
"I feel horrible for him,'' McBride said. "It's just a tough deal.''
McBride said he was unsure who will start at quarterback on Friday against Keller Fossil Ridge. Junior back-up quarterback Tyler Zabojnik came in after Larson went down. Junior wide receiver Matt Gillen got reps at QB in spring practice.
McBride said they also may rotate the quarterbacks.
"That's just one of those deals,'' McBride said. "I ain't the first coach to lose his starting quarterback and I won't be the last. We've just got to get the next guy ready. They may all get playing time.''
Dormady was is in his third year at Coppell. He previously served as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator at Prestonwood Christian. His 21-year career also includes a two-year stint at Colleyville.
"He's a good man and we appreciate everything he's done,'' McBride said. "He's a personal friend and he's done nothing unethical. It's just two different directions.''
He said Jones' style and rapport with the players "is a huge asset for us going forward. The offense will be tweaked but not dramatically.
"From a scheme standpoint, we're not jumping ship,'' McBride said.