Werner was QB coach for three seasons

Updated: January 23, 2004, 5:35 PM ET
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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 coach.

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."